Spare the Air in the San Francisco Bay Area
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 coworkers. Take transit where you can finally finish that novel or clean out your inbox. Ride your bike to work and let your commute be your new 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.
Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program
The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program launched on April 1. Bay Area employers with 50 or more employees are now required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees by September 30 in order to comply. See informational video.
2013 Annual Report
The Bay Area Air District's Annual Report is available online.
Bay Area Bike Share
The Bay Area Bike Share program is up and running. Members have access to 700 bikes in five Bay Area cities.
San Geronimo Valley Wood Stove Replacement Program
Up to $750 is available. For more information on this program, see fact sheets in English and Spanish.
Bay Area PEV Ready Website
The Air District's Bay Area Plug-In Electric Vehicle Ready website provides info about PEV and charger resources and grants.
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 cleaner-technology car resources.
Spare the Air Apps
Download our iPhone and Android apps and get Spare the Air Alerts and air quality forecasts.