In partnership with Sustainability and DTD-Ride Reduction Program, Clackamas County Wellness has several resources to help you reach work by means other than a single occupancy vehicle.

Transit Assistance Program

taking a busClackamas County will pay half of the cost of a monthly all-zone Tri Met pass or the option of one or two 10-ticket books of two-hour tickets. Employees will pay their portion through a pre-tax payroll deduction. Participating employees must complete a payroll deduction authorization form prior to participating in the program. Employees may begin or end their participation in the program at any time by submitting a completed cancellation form with a minimum of six weeks advance notice.

Emergency Ride Home Voucher

One of the barriers to alternative commuting is wondering whether you can get home in an emergency. Not to worry! TriMet provides a taxi ride home for alternative commuters with emergencies who live and work in the TriMet service district. You may check the TriMet Website to determine if you live in the service district. See the rules for specifics.

Commuter Challenge

Commuter ChallengeEvery summer Clackamas County sponsors the Commuter Challenge to inspire, encourage and reward getting to work by means other than a single occupancy vehicle. Prizes include gift certificates, so it is well worth the effort to walk, bike, skate, carpool, or take public transit to work.

Bicyclists and Pedestrians

There are many employees living within close proximity to where they work. Metro’s Bike There Map can help you find the safest, most comfortable and most direct routes to work. For other bicycle resources and information go to The Street Trust web site. Some County buildings have covered bicycle parking, showers and locker rooms.

Carpooling Resources

Drive Less. Connect is Oregon’s secure, easy-to-use online ride-matching tool that matches you with people going your way for work and play. You can use Drive Less Connect to limit your search to other County employees. Be sure to use your Clackamas County email address, so the system knows you are an employee. To estimate your commute costs and savings, click on Drive Less. Connect cost calculator, and enter your information.

Join the May Bike More Challenge Clackamas County Team

May is National Bike Month and time for the Bike More Challenge, an annual month-long event organized by The Street Trust (formally the Bicycle Transportation Alliance). The Bike More Challenge is free and fun. You can win great prizes including gear, restaurant and coffee shop gift cards, bike accessories and more!

If you are interested in joining the Clackamas County team and helping to grow bicycling in Clackamas County, please register at the bike more website. A Clackamas County team has already been created, and we are looking to top the 2,673 miles we logged last year!

Bike MoreIn addition to the health and environmental benefits, bicycling saves money and is a great way to start the work day. Everyone who registers for the Bike More Challenge will receive a cool bicycle light similar to one shown below. As an added incentive, the three employees who log the most miles in May will each receive a Farm Token ($10 value/taxable) redeemable at the Oregon City Saturday Farmers Market or the Thursday DSB Farm Stand. The person who logs the most miles will receive a secret grand prize from Next Adventure to be revealed at the end of May!

The Bike More Challenge is a great way to prepare and get in shape for the annual county Commuter Challenge, which starts June 1. So, give bicycle commuting a try this spring! For more information, see the attached flyer or contact Scott Hoelscher at 503-742-4524.