Oregon Friendly Driver Program: Sign Up Today!

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...
Oregon Friendly Driver Program

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

The Oregon Drive Less Challenge is Back! September 16-30

By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options  You still have time to get moving for 2017 Oregon Drive Less Challenge! Discover healthy, green travel options for work, school and play that can save you money. Burn calories instead of gas by biking to work or divide the ride and...

Fifth Annual Oregon Drive Less Challenge

Discover healthy, green travel options that save money in Fifth Annual Oregon Drive Less Challenge Sept. 16-30   The fifth annual Oregon Drive Less Challenge, spearheaded by Commute Options and the Oregon Department of Transportation, begins next week. Running Sept....

Join Us at Bend Open Streets: Sunday, September 17!

By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options Back for a second year by popular demand, Bend Open Streets will celebrate Bend’s largest public space—our streets and roadways. From noon to 4pm on Sunday, September 17, Bend Open Streets will close streets to automobile traffic so...
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