There’s never been a better time to get back on transit! Bay Area transit agencies are welcoming you aboard with free or discounted rides during the month of September. What will you do with the money you save?
A return-to-work date may be a moving target, but many of us will have to resume commuting soon enough. Prepare now, so when it’s time, you’re ready.
Thinking of biking? Learn bike commuting basics by signing up for one of our free one-hour online bike classes on October 20 or 23. Then, test your route and find out what bike parking options are available near your worksite. Consider purchasing an e-bike for a faster, sweat-free bicycling option. $150-$300 rebates are available on the purchase of an e-bike.
Planning to use BART or take the bus? Check with your employer about how to re-enroll in your commuter benefits program so you can autoload your Clipper card with pre-tax dollars. Ditch the plastic Clipper card and link your balance to the Clipper mobile app.
Schedule a Zoom call with coworkers to see who wants to try carpooling, or join Merge to find carpool partners from throughout the Bay Area.
World Car-Free Day: September 22
Join others from around the globe and go car-free on September 22. Car exhaust is a primary contributor to air pollution and global warming, and Americans average 84 billion hours of driving per year.
Instead of driving on the 22nd, ride a bike, walk, or take advantage of Fare-Free September by taking the bus for free or riding BART for 50% off. Use our Incentive Finder to match your new, car-free commute with money-saving rewards.
Just for Fun: Summer Bike Challenge Wrap-Up
For three months, the Summer Bike Challenge had Contra Costa residents biking all over their hometowns and having a blast doing it. In our end-of-summer drawing, one person per city won an iPad grand prize, but the real winner was our air quality. If each participant replaced just 10 miles of driving while participating in the Challenge, then we collectively prevented at least 32,000 pounds of CO2 from polluting our air. Which makes us all winners!