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

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...

OSU-Cascades Students Drive Less and Save More

By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options Congratulations to OSU-Cascades for its first school year promoting transportation options in our community. Through the Drive Less Save More: OSU-Cascades program, students, staff and faculty reduced their drive alone trips through...

Get or Give a Ride to the 4 Peaks Music Festival

Commute Options is proud to be a non-profit partner with the 4 Peak Music Festival, June 15 – 18. Through this partnership, Commute Options is assisting 4 Peaks in their attempt to work alternative transportation options into their festival master plan. This...

Walking: The Superfood of Physical Activity

By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options We all know that physical activity is good for us and many of us make the effort to include an hour of exercise a day. However, research now shows that you can’t necessarily offset 10 hours of sitting with one hour of exercise....

Oregon Legislators Eye $131 Million for Active Transportation

By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options The Oregon Legislative session began on February 1 st , but legislators are just now sharing details that might make up a statewide transportation funding bill. On March 23, during a meeting of the Joint Committee on Transportation...

Walking and Biking…In A Roundabout Way

By Katy Bryce, for Commute Options Roundabouts. They’re a Bend “thing”, right? Bend is peppered with these traffic intersections, usually marked by lovely public art. Now the City of Sisters is getting in on the game, constructing its first roundabout at the...
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