What is Alternate Transportation?
Alternative transportation refers to commuting in any way other than driving alone. Examples include biking, walking, carpooling, and taking public transportation.
Why Does Alternate Transportation Matter?
Public transportation can be less stressful than driving in congested city traffic and contributes to clean air. People who use mass transit as an alternative to driving alone tend to walk more each day. Healthy people are more productive.
Carpooling can reduce traffic, air pollution, and other negative side effects of solo automobile travel. Carpooling and ridesharing reduces fuel costs and can lead to community building and social networking.
Encouraging community members to cycle or walk to work can provide a myriad of benefits. These range from reduced parking costs to healthier, happier employees, to reducing the carbon footprint.
Want some examples of alternate transportation methods?
Motorized Alternate Transportation Methods:
- Golden Gate Transit
- Vanpools – Res Life Get A Way Trips
- Carma Rideshare Program
Non-Motorized Alternative Transportation Methods:
- Bicycling: Rec Center Bike Maintenance Program Available