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Sustainable Commute Options
July 16, 2020

Getting Around DC Sustainably

by Korrea Johnston

Whether you’re a DC local, visitor, or transient, making the choice to commute by bike, bus, foot, or train contributes to a greener community. goDCgo encourages you to walk, bike, or take public transit instead of driving a car. By opting to travel greener, you’ll help make our city a better place to live, work, and play!

Here are a few options to explore when traveling in and around the city:

Grab a Bike


DC has over 140 miles of bike lanes and trails for you to explore the city. Use a personal bike or try Capital Bikeshare, metro DC’s bikeshare service with more than 500 stations and 4,300 bikes. Download the Capital Bikeshare app, grab a bike, and explore DC on two wheels! Download the DC Bike Map to help you navigate the city with ease.

Catch a Bus

Metrobus and the DC Circulator are low-cost travel solutions and are both equipped with bike racks! The DC Circulator operates six unique routes to the city’s most popular sights—the National Mall, Nationals Park, Georgetown, and Union Station. It arrives every 10 minutes and is FREE to ride. Metrobus prices vary.


Take a Walk

Did you know Washington, DC ranks as the seventh most walkable city in America? With 14% of DC commutes done by walking, try taking your next trip by foot or explore a new neighborhood by following a self-guided walking tour.

Choosing sustainable modes like walking, biking, and public transit over driving a car supports a healthier city and a healthier you. The proof is in the progress! Try tracking your commute activity through a Fitbit, Apple Watch, or mobile app like Strava. Plan your trips ahead of time using the Transit app, or find the nearest Capital Bikeshare station through Lyft’s newly integrated app!

Share the power to make a difference! Explore the many ways you can get around the city by using goDCgo’s transit map.

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