smart trips

What is smarttrips?

smarttrips provides a fun, interactive way for residents to increase the number of trips they take by: 

  • Walking 
  • Biking 
  • Transit/Bus 
  • Carpooling and ride-sharing 

A wide range of transportation options helps residents save money, improve their health, and improve the health of their community. smarttrips hands-on and interactive programming is proven to reduce drive-alone trips and greenhouse gas emissions.

If you are received a postcard in the mail inviting your household to participate in this year's smarttrips program, sign up here. Each year a new neighborhood is selected for the program that contains recently constructed pedestrian or bicycle infrastructure in order to encourage its use. For 2022, smarttrips will be in South Central Eugene where bicycle and pedestrian improvements have been made on South Willamette and Hilyard Streets.

Free Active Travel Kits

All households participating in the smarttrips program receive kits full of educational materials as well as freebies and free event opportunities. Not only is everything FREE, but it actually saves participants money! 

  • Walk There Kit 
    This kit comes with a pedestrian light, a special neighborhood walking map, invitations to walking events events, and a pair of reflective shoelaces.  

  • Bike There Kit 
    For new and seasoned cyclist alike, this kit includes the new 2022 bike map, mini bike lights, free bike maintenance opportunities, and invitations to exclusive events such as guided bike rides. 

  • Bike Share Kit 
    This kit comes with everything you need to give PeaceHealth Rides bike share a spin, including a free one-month pass, a 2022 bike map, and loads of biking resources. (Ages 16+ only) 

  • Family Adventure Kit 
    Fun for the whole family! This kit includes a safe biking activity book, a comic book, pedestrian light, bike lights, family biking adventure ideas, and reflective stickers.

  • Bus There Kit 

This kit comes with information on taking LTD bus and EmX, a free pass, a pair of reflective shoelaces and a clip-on pedestrian light.

smarttrips materials

Did You Know?

  • About 40% of all trips are shorter than two miles—that’s a 30-minute walk or a 10-minute bike ride. 
  • Physically active commuting to work can improve physical fitness and raise HDL (good cholesterol). 
  • According to AAA, the average vehicle commuter spends $11,054 annually to maintain their car. 
  • According to a recent study by Yardeni Research, the average American family spends $416 on gas every month.