- Greenway Trails
- On-street Bike Route System - expanded version!
- The Link - new!
- Bus Routes/Schedule
- Country Road Biking Routes (for those going farther!)
- Safe Routes to School
Drive Less, Live More (how-to guide)
Plan a bike route, not a car route.
The best route for a bike trip is usually different than the route you'd take in your car. Using a combination of greenway trails, bike routes and the bus can get cyclists to where they need to go, faster and safer. Maps of these facilities will help you plan non-motorized trips. Try out the cool bike racks on all city buses! Or --- call or email us and we'll plan your bike route in Springfield!
Think it's too far to ride?
If you live within 5 miles or less, you'd be surprised at how easily you can arrive by biking and/or busing. Try riding the city bus partway and biking or walking the rest.
Think it takes too long?
When going less than 3 miles in an urban area, biking can often get you there faster - and you're saving time if you're combining your commute time with exercise time. (Skip the gym that day!)
Dressing for work?
Leave a set of clothes and toiletries at work ahead of time. Lockers and showers are often available at many workplaces for employees to use. (Or use the YMCAs or any Cox Fitness Center showers and towels for FREE during the annual challenge in May.)
Take designated city bike routes, greenways trails and/or the bus to avoid traffic. Follow the rules of the road for cyclists. Find a partner to ride with - it's fun and there's often safety in numbers. And always wear a helmet while riding... Duh!
Don't think like a car - think like a stealthy bike commuter. You'll want to identify a combination of bike routes, trails and bus routes that work for you. Some bike routes even have bike lanes now! Above are the current maps you'll want to review.