Join or Start a Vanpool in 2017

If saving money and time appeals to you, perhaps a vanpool is in your future. A vanpool is a group of people who save money (often $250 or more per person per month), time, and stress on their commute by combining resources to lease a vehicle and... read more

Five Reasons to Commute by Bike

Here in temperate Orange County, we can commute by bike year round. Here are some thoughts from the League of American Bicyclists that may encourage you to start riding to work. Commuting by bike can help you: Fight pollution: Bikes don’t produce... read more

Walk, Bike and Explore the OC Loop

Staying in OC for Thanksgiving? Shake off some of that post-feast lethargy with a walk or bike ride along the OC Loop, a planned 66-mile route that provides access to 17 OC cities. About 70 percent of the OC Loop has been completed; when finished, it... read more

Calling All Photographers

American Trails, a nonprofit that champions hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, and other trail-related activities, is sponsoring a contest for photographs of designated National Recreation Trails (NRT). The... read more

Through October, Share the Ride for Extra Benefits

Every day is a new opportunity to explore ways to share the ride.  Hopping aboard a bus or train, riding with friends in a vanpool or carpool, or lacing up your sneakers for a walk or bike ride are all great ways to get around Orange County while... read more

Start a Vanpool and Save

There’s never been a better time to start a vanpool. All you need are five people with designated pickup location(s) and similar work destinations and work schedules. Commuters who live 15 miles or more from their worksite are prime candidates for... read more

Happy Rideshare Week! Try a New Way to Work

Do you commute to work by yourself in a single vehicle? During California Rideshare from October 3 to 7, try sharing the ride in a carpool, vanpool, bus, or train or get active by biking or walking. All these transportation alternatives can help you... read more

Celebrate Rideshare Week with OC Bus

The week of October 3-7 is designated as California’s Rideshare Week. This annual statewide promotion is designed to increase awareness about the benefits of using transportation such as carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking, and riding the bus... read more

Enjoy a Walk in an OC Park

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise and it’s gentle enough for most people at any age or fitness level. Walkers on average lose weight, strengthen their hearts, and have less stress. With so many beautiful places to walk in Orange County,... read more

$19.5 Million Awarded to Improve Biking, Walking in O.C.

At its most recent meeting on August 8, the OCTA Board of Directors approved more than $19.5 million to help Orange County cities improve bikeways and walkways. Funding provided by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program... read more

Teaming Up for Cycling Safety

With its year-round great weather, miles of beaches and mountains and well-maintained streets, Orange County and bike riding fit together naturally. More people are choosing to ride as part of their daily commute and for recreation. And all of us... read more

Enjoy the San Clemente Beach Trail

Whether you bike, walk, or run along the San Clemente Beach Trail, you’re sure to enjoy the 2.3 miles of great scenery between North and Calafia beaches. Running Competitor magazine chose it as one of its running trails of the week, calling it a... read more

Bike Month Contest Winner Relies on His Bike and Public Transportation

Lon Hall parted ways with his last car nearly 40 years ago, saying adiós to his VW Bug when he moved to Mexico in 1978. By the time he moved back to the States, got a job, and bought a house in Irvine, the OCTA Bike Month contest winner had been... read more

OC Loop Moves Forward with New Funding

Over the past few years, OCTA and the County of Orange have collaborated with local agencies to advance the OC Loop, a vision of 66 miles of seamless connections that will allow people to bike, walk and connect to some of California’s most scenic... read more

OCTA Continues to Make Vanpooling Easier than Ever

Launched in 2007, OCTA’s Vanpool Program is a convenient transportation option that allows commuters and others to save time and money by pooling resources and traveling in a shared van. The Vanpool Program has grown steadily to include 508 active... read more

Annual OCTA Bike Rally Celebrates Biking to Work

Led by OCTA Chair Lori Donchak, about 40 cyclists joined OCTA officials and staff on May 12 for a 3-mile bike ride through Old Town Orange to OCTA headquarters on Main Street. Held during Bike Month, the annual event raises awareness about the ease... read more

Pledging Starts Now for Dump the Pump Week in June

Orange County will celebrate National Dump the Pump Week from June 13 to 17.  It’s a great time to leave your car home and choose public and alternative forms of transportation. OCTA offers plenty of convenient alternatives to driving alone,... read more

Bike Month Is Here – Let’s Roll!

With amazing weather year-round and more than 1,000 miles of bikeways, Orange County is a fantastic place to cycle for work and play. The bikeways network has something for everyone including paved and off-street trails, on-street striped bike lanes... read more

Helping Employers Promote Greener Transportation

Two times a year, OCTA invites employee transportation coordinators (ETCs) from Orange County businesses to attend a half-day session on state-of-the-art marketing techniques for promoting activities that help take cars off the road to reduce traffic... read more

Kick Off Bike Month at the Beach

Ready to roll? Kick off Bike Month at OCTA’s Bike Festival at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach on April 24. The combination of bikes, beach, sun, fun, a vendor village, giveaways and a BMX stunt show makes this an OC favorite. Bike racks are available... read more
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