Commute Options News

Mark your calendar–Eat at Spork on February 6th

Mark your calendar–Eat at Spork on February 6th

Mark your calendar. On Feb 6th as a part of SporkBend First Thursdays 10% their sales will be donated to Commute Options. We will be using the donation to purchase helmets for our Safe Routes to School program. Come grab some yummy food and support our local youth....

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“Stop as Yield” rule change for people riding bikes

“Stop as Yield” rule change for people riding bikes

On January 1, 2020, new rules go into effect in Oregon that will allow people riding bicycles to yield at stop signs or flashing red beacons instead of stopping completely, under certain conditions. People riding bicycles must still completely stop at a solid red...

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Walk yourself to wellness in the new year!

Walk yourself to wellness in the new year!

To get the health benefits of walking, try to walk for at least 30 minutes as briskly as you can on most days of the week. ‘Brisk’ means that you can still talk but not sing, and you may be puffing slightly. Moderate activities such as walking pose little health risk...

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2020 brings new ways to ride the bus in Central Oregon

2020 brings new ways to ride the bus in Central Oregon

Thanks to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Oregon established a new dedicated source of funding for improving or expanding public transportation service in Oregon. This new funding source is called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, or...

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New faces and roles at Commute Options

New faces and roles at Commute Options

We say fare-well to our Kate Armstrong, who will be heading back to school to pursue a degree in nursing. She will be replaced by Rachel Levy,  a new Bend transplant, by way of Helena, Montana. She is an avid bike and walk commuter who looks forward to sharing her...

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Join the Commute Options Board of Directors

Join the Commute Options Board of Directors

Commute Options is seeking applicants for the Board of Directors The Commute Options Board provides direction to the non- profit agency promoting transportation choices in 17 Eastern and Central Oregon counties. Commute Options encourages bicycling, walking,...

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Commute Options Names Brian Potwin as Executive Director

Commute Options Names Brian Potwin as Executive Director

BEND, OREGON – Statewide active transportation nonprofit Commute Options is pleased to announce Brian Potwin as their new Executive Director beginning December 7, 2019. Potwin, who already has over a decade working for Commute Options under his belt, moves into the...

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Safe Routes to School gears up for winter

Safe Routes to School gears up for winter

While the weather may be changing, kids are still walking and rolling! At Elk Meadow Elementary school Commute Options taught 1st and 3rd graders how to act when walking near the road and how to use crosswalks safely. If you are driving near schools, remember to slow...

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