For your trip to work, there is more than one way to go.

When you #GoGREATER, you swap a drive alone commute for one of the other amazing options that help keep the roads clear and the air clean. A few months ago we asked how commuters use smart commute modes to #GoGREATER. Commuter Abel had a great story we'd like to share:

"I #GoGREATER by walking or carpooling to get to the park and ride and then make my way to work/home reading a book on the bus. It's relaxing and a stress free way to avoid traffic.  It saves me gas, sometimes time, and the whole headache of parking and sitting in traffic. It's a great way to see the others in the community.  I have made a few friends on the daily commute over time as well.  Thanks Go Redmond!!!"

Thanks for your story Abel!

Go Redmond wants to make it easier than ever for you to find the commute that makes you happy, like our friend Abel. We have all the resources you need to get started with an ORCA pass, set up with a vanpool or get decked out in reflective wear for your walking or biking travels.

Did you know that in 2018, logging your trips on your Go Redmond Calendar qualifies you for more incentives than ever before? It only takes 4 days of smart travel each month to be entered to win one of your choice of $25 giftcards or credits to places like Starbucks, Amazon, UberEats or REI.

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Find the mode that makes you happy.

At Go Redmond, we know that there is no one way that works for everyone. That's why we are here to be the resource for each of the ways to get you happily to and from work. We work with you- and your employers to find creative (and rewarding) solutions to your commute queries.

 

Bike.

Summer is the perfect time to try a bicycle commute! Sign up now for Tour de Redmond, the annual Summer Bicycle Commute Challenge. The tour kicked off on June 1st, and riders have until July 31st to complete at least one ride. Ride once, ride everyday, part of the commute or the whole way!

The Tour is free to participate in, and one recorded ride to work earns you a free shirt, chance to win prizes, and entry into the Award Ceremony on August 8th.

SIGN UP FOR TOUR DE REDMOND

Biking is an excellent way to combine commuting with exercise! And now, good news for those who live on the Westside and commute to Redmond- the SR 520 pedestrian and cyclist trail is now open. 

Redmond has the largest share of bike commuters on the Eastside. The number gets even bigger during events like Bike Month when 24% of all trips on Go Redmond are by bike!  That number keeps growing every year as more and more people discover how easy (and fun) it can be to bike to work. 

STARTING A BIKE COMMUTE
REDMOND BIKE MAP

 

Transit.

Redmond is home to some of the most convenient and frequent routes, with some of the best transit access in Washington State.

Did you know you can get a free, one month orca pass if you live or work in Redmond?

One Month ORCA Bus Pass

  • For new bus riders living or working in Redmond (98052)
  • Fill out the application and turn it in by the 20th of the month
  • Your monthly ORCA card will be mailed to your home address
  • At the end of the month, add fares to your ORCA card and continue to use your card for the most convenient way to pay for transit

Apply for your Go Redmond ORCA Pass

 

June is Ride Transit Month! 

June is Ride Transit Month! Whether you're new to transit or a regular rider, Ride Transit Month is a time to celebrate YOU, our community of riders who are helping Washington State lead the nation in ridership. 

Last year over 8,000 riders took the pledge, won prizes, and celebrated public transportation in their communities. We hope you'll join us again this year for even more fun!

Take the Pledge & Win

Take the pledge with Transportation Choices Coalition to show your support for public transportation by riding transit three times during June –​ it's quick, easy, and enters you to win great prizes!  Whether you are a regular rider, or just getting started, you deserve to get rewarded.

 

Carpooling.

Whether you are looking for someone to share the ride once or every day during your workweek, half the battle is locating the right match! Redmond has the employer resources to help you find people who live in your neighborhood, work near you, and want to travel at the same times as you.

Carpooling is an easy, flexible option to reduce driving alone to work (and just three people including the driver will get you into that faster-moving HOV lane!). You and your carpool partner(s) can decide where to meet and what music (or podcasts) to listen to.

Find a Carpool Partner

The Go Redmond ridematching program will find people who live in your neighborhood, work near you, and want to travel around the same time as you do. 

You can look for carpool partners for 1 day a week or 5, making it totally flexible to your schedule.  

You and your carpool partner get to decide where to meet, what radio station you’re going to listen to, and whether or not you converse before you get your first cup of coffee down the hatch.

Using Go Redmond's Ridematching.

 

Vanpool & Vanshare.

Vanpool and vanshare are great options for locations with limited bus access.

The van’s fuel, insurance, and maintenance are covered so you can get on the road to work!

Vanpool Basics

  • 5-15 people ride together in an agency provided van
  • Users decide on route and schedule: you can meet at a location near your house, or be picked up at home
  • Vans can use the HOV lane and tolls are covered in the fare
  • Fare is based on the number of days & miles traveled (average $100/month before subsidies and incentives)
  • Vanpool drivers can use the van for personal limited use outside of commuting
  • Many vans also have bike racks

Find a vanpool

Apply for a Go Redmond Vanpool Subsidy
Vanpooling Frequently Asked Questions

 

Telecommute & CWW.

Telecommuting and Compressed Work Week are alternative work schedules that eliminate the need for a commute completely.

Benefits of Telecommuting and Compressed Work Weeks

  • Productivity

  • Satisfaction

  • Efficiency

  • Environmentally Friendly

Workers who telecommute have expressed a higher job satisfaction and the ability to telecommute every so often is seen as a benefit to employees. 

A compressed work week allows you to work a full 40 hour week in fewer days. These longer days will add up to one full day where you don't need to travel into the office.

Similar to telecommuting, these types of schedules will need to be arranged and approved by your employer.

Walk.

Over half of all car trips in the United States are less than 1 mile-or about a 20-minute walk. 

Luckily, Redmond is a "Walkers Paradise" with a Walkscore of 95. This makes it easy for you to swap some of these short drives for a stroll.

 

Try Just One Trip

In partnership with King County Metro, it's easier than ever to get started with Just One Trip. You’re just one bus ride, bike ride, vanpool trip, carpool trip or leisurely walk away from turning your trips into much-deserved me time. Sign up for Just One Trip, pick your $25 reward, and discover everything you’ve been missing out on while you’ve been sitting behind the wheel. GoGREATER and try JUST ONE TRIP now!

Try Just One Trip Now 

Finding the commute that makes you happier is easier than you think. Go Redmond is here to help you find motivation (hey, somedays we need it too!), rewards and incentives, and everything else you need to get to work and #GoGREATER (< -are you following us on Instagram yet?).