Carissa Little (left) and Evi-Lynn Byer, both with the Stanford Center for Professional Development, are experienced train riders, who also bike, walk, and take the Marguerite. New commuters could benefit from tips from experienced commuters like these through the Commute Buddy program.
The Commute Buddy program matches experienced transit and bike commuters with new alternative transportation commuters. The program can provide tips, such as the following:
Stanford’s Parking & Transportation Services staff will contact registered Commute Buddies when there is someone who requests assistance on a new transit or bike commute. Commute Buddies can choose to help by phone, email, and/or in person by answering questions from new riders, offering tips by phone or email, and/or accompanying a Stanford affiliate on his or her first day of transit or a new bike commute.
Each time you participate as a “Commute Buddy,” we will thank you with a $20 gift card.
The program is voluntary, so you can always decline if you are unable or unwilling to participate when contacted.
Still have questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.