Daily Choices

Walk, Ride a Bike, Go Mass Transit

Take a break from traffic and parking hassles.

How many times a week do you hop in the car to go someplace that’s a walkable or bike-able distance away? Or fight traffic to go someplace that’s right on the Metro or bus route? Those trips add up — in emissions, gas, and wear and tear on the car. Even if you do it just once or twice a week, make a choice to walk, ride your bike, or take the Metro or bus. You’ll reduce your stress level and your impact on the planet. And if you take public transportation, you could catch up on your reading, play apps on your phone, or even make a new friend.


Better Ways to Work! Find all your public transit options in Montgomery County.

All about carpools and van pools.

Maps for biking or walking to work.

Explore the Montgomery County Trails.

Biking maps, news and info from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

Sign-up for AirAlerts from Clean Air Partners and decide which days to take mass transit or ride a bike.

Join Capital Bikeshare. The first 30 minutes are free and the stations are also found in the District, Arlington and Alexandria.

County programs for employers and employees include pre-tax payroll deductions for public transit, the Maryland Commuter Choice Tax Credit program, Guaranteed Ride Home, and Regional Ride-Sharing.

Are there safe commuter bike paths in Montgomery County?

Yes! Many of the county’s parks are linked by paved off-the-road bike, walk and jog paths, and many follow major roadways so you can get to urban centers and business districts without pedaling down a busy road. They’re also great for adventures on the weekend. Explore the parks and trails of Montgomery County and plot your course.

(1) Comments

  1. dccampfin Mar 29, 2012

    We have the County to thank for emphasizing pedestrian friendly in and around downtown Silver Spring. We treasure our walks into downtown Silver Spring that can be as quick or leisurely as we have time for.

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