Rethink Your Commute

GO Santa Cruz County rewards Santa Cruz County commuters with incentives to rethink their ride and choose a more earth-friendly commute. Alternative transportation miles are earned when you opt to walk, bike, carpool or ride the bus to work (skateboards and Onewheels are welcome too!).

Both employees and employers are invited to participate in a series of free educational workshops on green transportation. The informative sessions will be offered online and in-person (once safe to do so) and will focus on various topics including urban cycling, eBikes, bike commuting basics and more.

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How does it work?

GO Santa Cruz County features an online commute management tool available to all employees who live or work in Santa Cruz County.


GO Santa Cruz County is a key part of the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s ongoing effort to reduce drive-alone trips and greenhouse gas emissions and play an active role in addressing climate change. GO Santa Cruz County is partially funded by voter-approved Measure D, which provides a balanced vision to improve, operate and maintain Santa Cruz County’s transportation network.

Work in downtown Santa Cruz?

As a Downtown Santa Cruz employee, you are eligible for additional benefits including free bus passes, bike locker cards and downtown dollars. In addition, you will also have access to a number of Ecology Action benefits including zero-interest bike loans up to $1,500, free 1:1 bike commute consultations and free two-week-long e-bike test rides.

Now available, downtown employees enrolled in the GO Santa Cruz Downtown network can apply for an e-bike rebate. The number of rebates available is limited, and two amounts are available, a $400 rebate and a $800 rebate for low-income individuals. Apply now.

How can I earn rewards?

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GO Santa Cruz County points are earned through the Commute Rewards Program. Points can be accumulated and redeemed for $5, $10 or $25 e-gift cards via Tango. When you commute using an alternative transportation option, it’s worth 10 points, max 20 points per day.


Points are awarded to users in the GO Santa Cruz County network for any eligible trip.

  • 250 points = $5
  • 450 points = $10
  • 1,000 points = $25

Commuter Workshops

Our workshops are free and open to everyone. So whether you're a seasoned commuter or just getting started, we have something for you. Our workshops are led by League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors and cover a variety of topics, including: Urban Bicycling, Introduction to E-bikes, Bike Commuting 101.

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Attention Employers!

We are offering an array of free bike encouragement workshops to area employers. Sign up to give your team the knowledge and tools they need to change up their commute and receive incentives for doing so.

Request a meeting today by calling 831.429.POOL or sending an email to