Be A Commute Hero



Zach is relatively new to Austin, but he isn’t adding to the traffic problem. In fact, he gave up his car a few months ago. Driving stresses him out, so Zach bikes to work every day and loves getting a free workout. He has even convinced some of his coworkers to try it out!



This week’s Commute Hero comes from Capital Metro’s Austin Collective profiles. “After a life-changing experience at SXSW in 2011, Danny moved from Cincinnati to Austin to launch his startup. ‘I love the people of Austin and the accepting environment in this city,’ Danny says. ‘I got to know the city by riding my bike, but I often take the bus to go further and stay cool in the summer.’”


Melissa and Abraham

Melissa and Abraham are carpool buddies and coworkers. Together, they save gas and save time while they listen to Jason and Deb’s morning show on the radio. Abraham says he likes feeling like he is part of the solution, not the problem. Their best advice? Just give carpooling a try for a day or two, and see if you like it. Melissa promises: it will grow on you!

Nominate a Commute Hero

Help us celebrate Central Texans who use active and shared commute modes! They might take the bus some days, commute by bike, or carpool. Know someone who might be a Commute Hero? Are YOU a Commute Hero? Use the form below to submit your nomination!