If you live within a reasonable distance from your work site, walking or cycling may be an excellent option for you! Cycling is free and a great way to stay in shape. If you live too far from work, consider the bike-on-transit program. You can ride a bike to the transit stop, put your bike on the rack mounted on the bus and in the light rail cars, and share the ride to work.
GRID Bike Share
If you live and/or work in the metro area, you may have seen GRID Bike Share bike racks throughout the cities. The green GRID bikes are becoming ubiquitous in downtown Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe! GRID Bike Share stations are often strategically located at transit centers and other hubs. GRID Bike Share offers a transit option for commuters who take the bus or the light rail but need to travel beyond the transit stop. Capitol Rideshare has partnered with GRID Bike Share to offer a discounted, subsidized annual plan ($30) for state employees to participate in this option. Employees must use their approved state email address to enroll. Other restrictions apply. The Capitol Rideshare offer is available on the GRID Bike Share site under group plans or employees can sign up directly here. A video explains how to use this service.
Resources for employees who bike and walk to work
Valley Metro Bike Resources
ADOT Bike and Pedestrian Maps
ADOT’s Arizona Bicycling Street Smarts
Showers & Bike Racks on the Capitol Mall
Phoenix Bicycle Safety information
Valley Metro Bike to Work presentation