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COMMUTE CONNECTION TEAM

Yvette Davis
Senior Program Specialist

Kari McNickle
Associate Program Specialist

Lisa Donahue
Assistant Program Specialist

Teresa Garcia
Administrative Technician

1-800-52-SHARE
1-800-527-4273
209-235-1094 Tel
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TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Bike/Walk

Riding a bike to work is an old trend with new benefits. As Americans become increasingly health conscious, they realize that bicycling is a viable commute option. Instead of going to the gym after work, try riding your bicycle to work.  Riding a bike to work won't just make you healthier --it will also save you money. Did you know that cycling is one of the least expensive forms of transportation? It cost just pennies a day.  With the increase cost of gas it is becoming increasingly a viable alternative.

Bike Maps:


Additional Biking Resources:
Bike Commuters
Bike Safe California
Bike Sharing Information
Bicycle Commuting and Safety
League of American Bicyclists
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
California Bicycle Coalition
How to Choose your bike - Information from REI

New Tax Free Reimbursement for Bikers

Starting January 2009, workers who use two-wheelers as their primary transportation mode to get to and from work will be eligible for a $20-a-month, tax-free reimbursement from their employers for bicycle-related expenses. For more information click HERE.

Cost Savings

Bicycling is one of the least expensive ways to get to work, and walking saves even more.  More than half of all Americans live less than five miles from where they work.  The average annual price of keeping an automobile running is at least $3,000.  The cost of running a bike for a year is less than $300.  Enjoy the savings.

Bike Bridge

Great Exercise

Walking and Bicycling is one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise.  Personal fitness is improved without setting aside additional time for exercise.

Saving the Environment

Bicycling is the most efficient form of transportation.  Bikes are self-powered, quite, don’t eat gas, don’t release toxic fumes, don’t drip car fluids, reduce road wear and pollutants from the air we breathe.

Serenity & Pleasure

Bicycle commuters can leave behind congested roadways for a quiet back street or a scenic bike path.  Commute with a bike buddy and make it fun and socially rewarding.

Parking Relief

More and more employers are struggling with limited parking.  Once at work, parking is usually a breeze for bike commuters.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Using a bicycle to commute 4 days a week for 4 miles (one-way) saves 54 gallons of gas annually.
  • Seven to twelve bicycles can park in one automobile parking space.
  • It costs about $50 to build and maintain one space in a bike rack and $500 for a bike locker, yet one car parking space in a parking structure costs about $8,500.
  • Bike-to-Work Week is celebrated every May.

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Find Your Commute

Commute Connection is a Regional Rideshare Agency and a program of the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG)

Commute Connection Serves the Following Counties:

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY with SJCOG

San Joaquin Council of Governments

STANISLAUS COUNTY with StanCOG

Stanislaus Council of Governments 

MERCED COUNTY with MCAG

Merced County Association of Governments