Your Streets, Your City
The trips we make between work and home are a major portion of the trips taken on Olympia's streets. Reducing the amount of trips you take alone will help to reduce congestion and auto-related pollution.
Transportation without the Aggravation. Walking, biking, carpooling, and riding the bus not only lets you relax and saves you money, but also benefits your community and the environment.View our Transportation Videos
Visit ThurstonHeretoThere.org for more information about travel choices in Thurston County.
The City of Olympia promotes bicycling for recreation and transportation. In 2008, the City of Olympia received a silver award in the League of American Bicyclist's Bicycle Friendly Community program.
Learn about bicycle safety, places to bike and other local biking resources on our Biking page.Olympia Walks, Olympia Bikes Newsletter
Everyone is a pedestrian at some point in the day. Not only is walking a great way to get exercise, it's a mode of transportation nearly everyone can use. Walking is a healthy way to travel - for both you and the environment.
Find great places to walk, maps and more on our Walking page.Olympia Walks, Olympia Bikes Newsletter
InterCity Transit Bus
Route and Schedule Information: 360.786.1881 or intercitytransit.com
State employees are eligible for the STAR pass; a state-sponsored, free, annual bus pass. Thurston County and City of Olympia employees are eligible for free bus passes through their employers. With valid identification, Evergreen State College and South Puget Sound Community College students can also ride Intercity Transit (IT) buses for free. Contact your employer, school, or IT for more information.
It's free and it runs every 12 to 15 minutes, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., from the heart of downtown to the Capitol Campus. April through September, Dash also operates on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Note: Buses do not serve east Capitol Campus on Saturdays). Taking the Dash Shuttle expands your parking options. The Dash Shuttle is sponsored by Intercity Transit.
Contact InterCity Transit's Commuter Services for carpool or vanpool coordination services. 360.786.8800, or email email@example.com
Vanpools are ideal for long-distance commutes of 15 or more miles.
Official vanpools can park at 9-hour meters in the Downtown area, free of charge. Call the City's Parking Services Office at 360.753.8017 for more information.