Biking and walking to work and for local errands is a great way to insert exercise and recreation into your everyday schedule. As an alternative to driving, it can save money on gas and car maintenance, reduce traffic congestion and help us stay physically active and healthy, all while protecting the environment and the air we breathe.
There is an active bike community advocating for safer and more accessible bike opportunities in the area. You can learn to fix your bike at Bozeman Bike Kitchen, get discounts at local businesses for biking with Bicycle Benefits and get connected to resources with Bike Walk Montana. Check out more local biking and walking initiatives and resources here. Promoting a bike and pedestrian friendly community is listed as a priority in the City of Bozeman Community Climate Action Plan.
Carpooling and public transportation are also great ways of reducing transportation impacts and expenses. Find a neighbor or colleague to share your commute, or hop on one of our local buses. They’re free! The Streamline bus already has service in and around Bozeman, Belgrade, Four Corners and Livingston with seasonal service to Bridger Bowl. It also connects to the Skyline bus service in Big Sky. The more public transit is used, the more efficient it will become.