Spare the Air
There’s a better way to work! Look for ways to share, shorten or change your commute so you spend less time alone in your car and more time doing what you want to do. Be ‘in the know’ by carpooling with co-workers. Or take transit where you can finally finish that novel or clean out your inbox before work. By riding your bike to work, your commute can be your new (free!) gym.
Find a better way to work and enjoy the many perks experienced by commuters who take transit, carpool, bike or walk to work, instead of driving alone!
Spare the Air Every Day
Help reduce pollution and prevent Spare the Air Alerts! Here are some great ways to Spare the Air and find a better way to work:
Visit stacommutetips.org to get all the information you’re looking for about commute programs and incentives available where you live and work.
Walk or Ride Your Bike
Save money and improve your health, too! Use the Spare the Air app’s Bike Route Planner or the 511 Bike Mapper to plan your trip.
Take the Bus, Ferry or Train
Save gas and money – and reduce stress! Find the fastest route on 511 Trip Planner.
Commute with colleagues or neighbors instead of driving alone. Find your rideshare match at 511.org.
Skip a Trip or Link Your Errands
By combining or eliminating trips, you reduce pollution in addition to saving gas and time.
Spare the Air Youth Website
Check out the Air District's new Spare the Air Youth website. Spare the Air Youth is a new regional program that encourages children and families in the Bay Area to walk, bicycle, carpool and take transit.
San Geronimo Valley Wood Stove Replacement Program
Up to $750 is available to replace
non-EPA certified wood stoves with cleaner-burning equipment. For more information on this program, see fact sheets in English
Bay Area PEV Ready Website
The Air District's new Bay Area Plug-In Electric Vehicle Ready website
provides useful information about electric vehicle and charger resources and Air District grant opportunities.
Podcasts and Videos
Listen to Air District podcasts or watch videos about air quality related topics.
Clean Vehicle Guides
Our Clean Vehicle Guides page has links to resources for consumers in the market for a cleaner-technology car.
New iPhone App
Visit the Apple App Store to download our app and get Spare the Air Alerts and air quality forecasts on your iPhone.