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Commuting by Bike

When commuting by bike you:

  • Lessen your impact on the environment. Biking has virtually no carbon footprint.
  • Improve your health and reduce stress. On average, bike commuters lose 13 pounds during their first year of commuting by bike!
  • Save money. Gas (and wear and tear on your car) is expensive; pedal power is free.
If your commute is too far to travel to by bike, consider riding to the train station or bus stop instead.

GMTMA can help you get rolling with the programs and services listed below.

Sign up for Bike to Work Week Today!

Bike to Work Week is every year during the third week of May. To learn more about the events and how you can participate, go to the Bike to Work Week page.

Bike and Transit
NJ Transit encourages combining bicycling and transit by providing convenient means to transport your bike or bike racks at transit facilities. To learn more about NJ TRANSIT’s Bike Program click here.
Rail Station Bike Lockers
Greater Mercer TMA is NJ TRANSIT’s agent for bicycle locker rentals at the Hamilton, Princeton Junction and Point Pleasant Rail Stations.

The enclosed lockers easily fit a bike, helmet and some gear. Lockers can be rented in six-month or one-year periods for $7.50 per month with a $50 deposit refunded upon return of the key. Call GMTMA (609-452-1491 x224) or send us an email (aclark@gmtma.org) for more information.
Bike Locker Rental Agreement
Call first to confirm locker availability. View Agreement.
Emergency Ride Home Program
Greater Mercer TMA’s Emergency Ride Home program gives registered bicyclists a free lift home if they get locked out of their train station locker due to a problem with the locker or have a major mechanical problem. Applies to bike commuters who live more than two miles from work or station locker. Click here to register.
Green Commuter Rewards Program
You can save money commuting AND put money back in your pocket with the Green Commuter Rewards program. Green Commuter Rewards offers carpoolers rebates for online purchases. With Green Commuter Rewards you’ll have access to over 1000 online stores that offers discounts and rebates for purchases.
Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit
The IRS permits employers to reimburse up to $20/month for reasonable expenses related to commuting by bicycles.
Bike Registration in West Windsor
Bike owners can register their bikes with the West Windsor Police. They provide self-adhesive aluminum tags that attach easily to your bike frame and are very difficult to remove. Each tag has a unique number and your registration provides the West Windsor Police with contact information that makes it easier to ID and return stolen bicycles to their owners. To register click here.
Bike Maps
Check out NJDOT Trail Guides, Princeton Bike Map (Part 1), Princeton Bike Map (Part 2) and the Mercer County Bikeability Map.

For more information on bike commuting, contact Jerry Foster at jfoster@gmtma.org.