Commute Options August News


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Get There Challenge, Oregon Friendly Drive, Van Pool and more.

Get There Challenge – Save the Date

The 2021 Get There Challenge is from October 4-17. Participating is easy, just visit Get There Oregon to create an account, unlock challenge achievements and win prizes from our great sponsors like CET, Bend Parks and Recreation, the Gear Fix, Deschutes Brewery and Mt Bachelor.

Oregon Friendly Driver – Take the Course

With school starting again soon, you’ll see more people walking and rolling on your commutes, making now the best time to become an Oregon Friendly Driver! This free, online, 75-minute course educates drivers on the best and safest ways to use the road with people biking and walking. Visit our website for further details and to register for the course, and check out the testimonials below:

  • “Really enjoyed the content, messaging, and platform”
  • “Great course! Thank you to all who contributed. It would be nice if this type of course could be used as a requirement for driver licensing and renewals! The world of transportation is evolving daily — citizens need a way to stay up-to-date with those changes over the course of their life as a driver!”

Vanpool – Start Your Own Today

In partnership with Enterprise, Commute Options currently has two active Vanpools, one from Redmond to Black Butte Ranch and another from the Deschutes Forest Service in Bend to the ranger station in Crescent. Vanpools are a great way to avoid the stress and cost of single occupancy vehicle commuting.

Interested in starting a Vanpool with your coworkers? Visit our website for more information. You can also watch the interview our very own Kim Curley did with KTVZ to learn more.

Upcoming Events & Webinars

International Walk+Roll to School Day, October 6th
International Walk+Roll to School Day is October 6. If you’re interested in creating your own Walk+Roll event, check out resources offered by Oregon Safe Routes to School. If you’d like to join the team at Commute Options to celebrate, email for details.

ODOT SRTS Central, Eastern, and Southern Hub Meeting
September 15, 12-1pm
A collaborative meeting for SRTS practitioners in Central, Eastern and Southern Oregon. Held every third Wednesday of the month. Register today to save it in your calendar!

In Case You Missed It: Walk+Roll Fall Event Planning
The Oregon SRTS team recently presented resources to help you plan your International Walk+Roll to School Day event in October, along with new Walk+Roll events to keep students moving throughout fall and winter. Watch the webinar here.

Get Involved

Volunteer with Commute Options!
We at Commute Options are always looking for volunteers to help us run bike trains, supervise Walking School buses and so much more. You can fill out our volunteer form here.

Support the Drive Like It Campaign
The Oregon Department of Transportation, Metro and Portland Bureau of Transportation have partnered to bring you the Drive Like It campaign, which reminds us all that school routes are everywhere — drive like it. You can learn more about the campaign here.



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