Commute Options News

Congratulations and THANKS to Deschutes County

Commute Options wishes to thank Deschutes County for their decades long support of our trip reduction programs. The county’s Transportation Demand Management funds  from the County Road Department help reduce wear and tear on the county roadways by encouraging...

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An Electric Bike Can Revolutionize Your Commute

  By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options Imagine a new way of commuting to work. You pedal across Bend with ease, not noticing that you’re climbing up the Olney Avenue hill. You arrive at work after 20 minutes of fresh air and physical activity, yet you never broke a...

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Walking School Bus

      Walking to school just got easier for students and families in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson and northern Klamath counties through a new Walking School Bus program headed up by Commute Options. A Walking School Bus is an organized group of children who walk to...

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Oregon Friendly Driver Program: Sign Up Today!

By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options All too often we hear about serious crashes between people driving and people riding bikes or walking. In fact, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has identified Deschutes County as having a relatively high rate of...

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Oregon Friendly Driver Program

The Oregon Friendly Driver program is a 1½ hour interactive class aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles and people walking. The class addresses: Common crashes and how to avoid them What’s legal and what’s...

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Sky View Middle School Duo Raises the Bar for Biking to Work

By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options When Sky View Middle School Principal Scott Olszewski and his wife were looking to relocate from New Jersey to the west coast, his goal was to “be close to wilderness and be able to walk or ride my bike to work every day.” Landing in...

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Holiday Cheer from Commute Options

By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options It’s hard to believe 2017 is coming to an end already. It was quite a year for active transportation in central Oregon. Smaller cities like Redmond, Sisters, Prineville and La Pine implemented fantastic infrastructure improvements....

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Trails, Parks, Sidewalks and Crosswalks Connect Community

By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options Like many of us in central Oregon, good friends visited my husband and me this summer to enjoy everything that Bend has to offer. Each time we went out to dinner, or to an event, or to go to a park, we all hopped on our bikes (the...

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Transportation Bill To Boost Buses in Central Oregon

In July 2017, Oregon reached an exciting milestone when the state legislature passed Oregon House Bill 2017, also known as Keep Oregon Moving — the most comprehensive transportation bill Oregon has ever passed. Keep Oregon Moving includes dedicated funding for...

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