Commute Options Blog

School Zone Safety Tips

School Zone Safety Tips

School routes are everywhere, so drive like it!" That means slowing down, staying alert, and generally driving with extra caution in and around schools and neighborhoods bordering them. Tips for safety Drivers should take care in their own neighborhoods, near bus...

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Searching for Walking School Bus Leaders

Commute Options is starting new walking school bus routes at schools throughout Bend La Pine School District. We’re looking for paid leaders and volunteers to help get these routes running and your kids walking! A walking school bus is a group of students walking to...

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Newport Avenue Bike Racks

Newport Avenue Bike Racks

Now is the best time to bike to your favorite businesses on Newport Avenue! As part of the Newport Corridor Improvement Project, the City of Bend has installed new bike racks at convenient locations along the corridor making biking to your favorite shops,...

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Get There Challenge

Get There Challenge

Are you ready to get active, save gas money, and win prizes? Join the Get There Challenge, October 3-16 2022! Now in its 10th year, the Get There Challenge is an annual two-week event to help Oregonians drive alone less and use transportation options more....

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VANPOOL PROGRAM UPDATE

VANPOOL PROGRAM UPDATE

Four new vanpools were put into circulation in Central Oregon this last week with pilot programs starting at both Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte and Personalized Nutrients in Sisters. These vans will keep money in employees pockets, reduce congestion and less CO2 in...

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Grant Funding for Walking School Bus Expansion

Grant Funding for Walking School Bus Expansion

https://youtu.be/rWNojiApo08 Our Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Whitney, on KTVZ news talking about the grant funding. Commute Options was recently awarded two grants totaling $100,000 - $50,000 from Oregon Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School...

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Safe Routes to school updates

Safe Routes to school updates

The last few months have been jam packed for Safe Routes to School with Walk and Roll month, bike and pedestrian safety classes and rolling recess opportunities for students! The rain and colder temperatures didn’t deter from the fun, and we’re so happy to send...

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Happy New Year from Commute Options

Happy New Year from Commute Options

2021 was another successful year at Commute Options. Central, Eastern and Southern Oregonians of all ages participated in programs and events to make our community healthier, our environment cleaner, and to create a stronger economy. Read about a few of the highlights...

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Travel safely this winter.

Our days are shorter, darker, and colder - but never forget our children are walking and rolling out there! Check out these tips to make sure we all have a safe and happy winter. Vehicle Travel Safety Prepare your vehicle. Ensure that you have installed your winter...

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