Commute by Bike

With bicycle routes growing all over town, this sensible transportation option is having a big influence on creating a cleaner, greener, healthier Springfield. Aside from reducing traffic loads and parking problems for everyone, riding a bike can add fun and exercise to your everyday life. Around the neighborhood, on greenway trails, or on-street routes around the city, pedal power is a great way to get things done and explore the Ozarks. Join Ozarks Greenways in their fun annual challenge to get to work or school without your car at least one day during national Bike to Work Week!

Other Options

Walking can also be a commute alternative — either the entire distance, if you live close to work or school, or from a bus stop or a park-and-ride lot. Be creative with your commuting options. Use the bus to get to work or school in the morning, and ride your bike home in the evening, or vice versa. Pick certain days during the week to ride your bike consistently.

  • Bike Routes

    “The Link”, a 7-mile signed corridor connecting Doling Park to Twin Oaks Park, and the installation of 12 outdoor bike aide stations along The Link and other area trails are in place to help navigate the city streets by bike.

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  • Biking Safely

    Basic tips to get you going on the safe route to enjoying the city on your bike.

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  • Greenway Trails

    Springfield has a growing network of 70 miles of greenway trails that the whole family can enjoy.

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  • Bicycle Friendly Business Program

    This local recognition program serves to draw attention and business to those who encourage cycling, and are part of creating a bicycle-friendly community.

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