Greener Commute / Commute Trip Reduction

Commute by Bicycle

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"I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world," feminist pioneer Susan B. Anthony said in 1896. "It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can't get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood."

The Positives of Pedaling

  • Easy on the Earth
  • Liberating
  • Exhilarating
  • Invigorating
  • Empowering
  • Great Exercise
  • Economically Superior
  • Enlightening 

Safety

Bicyclists should always take safety precautions such as: wear a helmet, ride with traffic, have lights and reflectors if riding in dark or twilight. All major roads to the college have either bike lanes or wide shoulders.

Commuter Lockers

Ventilated clothing lockers for drying and storing belongings are located outide the Library, CAB, Seminar I and II, the COM building and in the basement of Lab I. Lockers are assigned at the Parking Services office on campus.

More about Commuter Lockers

Bike Repairs & Air Stations

The Evergreen State College has its own Bike Shop. The Bike Shop is located in the basement of the CAB building. Volunteers are available to help you repair your bike or you can use the Bike Shop tools to do your own repair. For hours, call the Bike Shop at extension 6399. If you need to pump a tire on campus, two air stations are available. On Red Square, the air station is located on the Lecture Hall side. Near Seminar II, the air station is located next to the smoking tent and Cafe. 

Showers & Lockers

Public showers, day lockers and saunas are available at the CRC building. Locks can be checked out for overnight or quarterly use on the wire baskets. You can also bring your own lock, but may not leave it overnight. CRC schedules and fees 

Bikes on Buses

Bike and ride service is provided on all city and county routes and on Intercity Transit Express service to Tacoma. Many commuters ride their bikes to the nearest bus stop and then ride the bus the rest of the way to work or school. Two bicycles can be carried on any bicycle rack. Space is available on a first-come first-serve basis. 

Bicycle Registration

It's free and easy to register your bike at Evergreen. Just bring your bicycle to Police Services in Seminar 2150. After filling out a quick registration form, they'll place a sticker on your bicycle which will allow it to be returned to you should it ever be stolen.

Thurston County Bike Map

This map is your online resource to find bike-friendly travel routes throughout Thurston County. It was developed collaboratively by Climate Solutions, the Thurston Regional Planning Council, the Environmental Systems Research Institute, the City of Olympia, and The Evergreen State College to increase public awareness about bicycling and help cyclists find safe routes.

A printed map is also available at Parking Services.

Thurston County Online Bike Map

Washington State Bicycle Commute Guide

Download this helpful introduction to commuting by bicycle in Washington State. It's filled with good information about finding the right bike and gear, safety, state laws, and making commuting a part of your routine.

Download the Commuter Guide (PDF 332k)