Reduce stress and save money by carpooling. Gohio Commute can help you find a carpool partner.

Turn your lengthy commute into a mobile block party. Learn how long-distance commuters can make the most of their commute time.

Don’t get stuck in traffic jams. Learn about the benefits of transit and how to find a route that works for you.

Keep your heart healthy by biking or walking to work. Discover bike-friendly routes and amenities along your commute, or find a bike buddy to ride with.

There are ample commute options for Central Ohio commuters. Learn how these cost-effective options can be built into your daily commute.

It's Time to Rethink Your Ride

If you regularly drive alone to work, you’re not alone: According to the most recent American Community Survey, just over 81% of Central Ohioans do the same. Take some time to consider the following questions when considering your commuting habits:

Is your commute mode cost effective?

Car ownership costs Central Ohio households an estimated $10,700 per year, classified as ‘generally unaffordable’ by the H+T Affordability Index. Instead of shouldering the complete cost of car ownership on your own, why not share the cost with carpool or vanpool partners?

Is your commute a productive use of your time?

While you get around town, are you able to catch up on emails or the latest news headlines? What about checking your social media feeds, watching your Netflix show, or making progress with your latest book? You can do all these things – and more! – when taking transit or sharing the ride.

Is your commute mode good for your health?

Improve your health by building physical activity into your commute. Walking to the bus stop and biking or walking to work are great ways to achieve the 10,000 recommended step total for the typical American adult, leading to better cardiovascular performance. Active commuting also helps reduce stress and produces feel-good endorphins.

Does your commute allow you to be social?

Taking transit or joining a carpool, vanpool, or bikepool are natural stages for social interaction. Complete the morning crossword on the bus with your fellow regular riders. Discuss the Buckeyes’ most recent performance while riding in your vanpool. Commuting together is a great opportunity to build friendships and enjoy others’ company while getting around.

Is your commute mode environmentally friendly?

Driving alone is a major source of air pollution. According to the U.S. EPA, mobile sources make up the majority of emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), nationwide. By choosing to carpool, vanpool, take transit, or bike, you’ll be doing your fair share to help reduce total emissions, enhance air quality and improve public health.

There are many factors to consider when exploring your commute options. With these factors in mind, select any of the different modes from the above menu to learn more about each option.