You may not realize it, but in the Bloomington Normal Community it's really easy to get around using alternative transportation. There are a lot of options available. Find the resources below to help you change your commuting style. And remember you can mix your modes - try biking to the bus stop and then take the bus. Or you can bring your bike on the train and ride to work from the Amtrak station. The possibilities are endless.
Go To Trails is a unifying and promotional organization for all the many clubs, organizations, and communities using, promoting, and building trails. And they're a Good to Go supporter!
This you tube video shows you how to load your bike on the bus
Bloomington Normal Public Transit System - use their fixed route map to determine the line closest to you or call them at (309) 828-9833
Redbird Ride –Illinois State University's Redbird Ride provides additional bus services when students are on campus. A free campus shuttle runs Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 7pm. Nite Ride provides transportation from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., seven days a week during fall and spring semesters, around campus and to other locations like The Shoppes at College Hills, Wal-Mart, and Parkway Plaza.
Amtrak – Did you know that you can bring your bike on the train with you? So you can ride to work from the train station or catch a bus to your destination.
Headed out of town Don't forget that you can take bus for longer trips too!
Carpooling to work is a great option. You can save gas and reduce the wear and tear on your car. Check with your employer to see if they have rideshare or vanpool program. If not, try these sites:
Connect by Hertz gives you the freedom to have a car when you want it, without all the responsibilities that go with owning it – the cost of insurance, parking, maintenance or fuel. If you carpool to work or take mass transit, you can still have access to a car if you need to run errands.
With Connect by Hertz anyone that is 18 or over and has a valid driver's license can rent a car by the hour or the day. Gas, insurance, and maintenance are included in the rental cost. Vehicles are located in the Alamo II parking lot and on West Campus in the lot by Horton Field house and Tri Towers at Illinois State University.
For many jobs, technology now enables people to work from home or anywhere. Learn about the benefits of telecommuting. Check with your employer to see if you can telecommute.
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Below is a series of posters that may be used to promote the Commuter Challenge at your workplace. Feel free to send as an email attachment around the office or print out to hang on a community bulletin board.