Welcome to Kirkland Green Trip!
We’re here to help Kirkland residents, employees, and employers choose alternatives to driving alone and build employee commute programs that make Kirkland a greener place to do business. It’s easier than you think, and there’s a lot in it for you.
Save money. Driving alone is the most expensive commute option. Enter your commute details into this Commute Cost Calculator, and see how much you could be saving—including wear and tear on your vehicle.
Save time. Ah, the HOV lanes. Carpools, vanpools, and buses get to use them for free.
Earn rewards. Gift cards and more! Details are right here.
Simplify your life. Why frazzle yourself fighting traffic 20 or more days a month? Try travel alternatives even once a week, and start enjoying the morning paper, or a favorite book, or just relax with your coffee.
Here’s how it works:
Kirkland Green Trip (KGT) is a personal travel management site that puts all your travel information and options in one place. You'll be able to:
Get started now! Sign up here.
- Access resources and learn about different travel options.
- Find carpools, vanpools, or bike buddies with our easy interactive system.
- Track your travel in a trip log calendar.
- Earn rewards for using travel alternatives.
- Track how your efforts help keep Kirkland's air clean.
- Calculate how much you can save.
Now that’s rewarding!
That’s right. Not only can you save money by choosing travel alternatives, you can actually earn rewards for doing it:
KGT Keep it Green 50 win $25 Monthly Drawing: Log at least eight days of commuting to or from a Kirkland address by bus, bike, walk, carpool or vanpool in your Kirkland Green Trip account and you could be eligible for one of 50 $25 rewards* drawn each month!
Find out more about rewards here.
*All rewards are only available while supplies last.
KGT Green Commuter of the Month: We want to hear about your green commute. Each month we will randomly choose one Commuter's submission and his or her commute will be featured in the Kirkland Green Trip Newsletter. Winners will be awarded a $50 gift card. There's no need to apply each month, but feel free to share more than one story with us. Submit your commute story here.
Employer & Property Manager Grants
Calling all Kirkland employers and property managers. We have grant funds available to help you start or enhance your commute program. Find out more about our KGT grants here!
New Events and Promotions
In addition to our ongoing rewards programs, you may also qualify for other campaigns and rewards around the region. Just for logging into your Kirkland Green Trip account!
Introducing a new King County Metro program:
Reduce your drive alone trips this fall and get rewarded!
The new Just One Trip – Community In Motion program has taken off! Join the movement and take a test ride – start by changing “Just One Trip” from driving alone to riding the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, biking or walking and earn:
Ready to get started? Follow this link to take the enrollment survey!
- A $100 emergency ride home credit to Uber, Lyft or taxi;
- A $25 reward when you complete three months of logging at least eight round trips per month on your online calendar; and
- Eligibility to monthly drawings and challenges – just for logging your non-drive-alone trips!
The Community in Motion program was created for anyone who travels on the I-405 and I-90 corridors for live, work, or play. The Community In Motion team is available to help you explore travel options in your community and find alternatives to driving alone. You can log into your Kirkland Green Trips account or create a new account to start logging your trips.
Offer expires March 31, 2017. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. You must begin using an alternative to driving alone or have begun within the last three months. No more than one reward per person and not more than two participants rewards per household. Emergency Ride Home restrictions apply. All rewards while supplies last.
Transportation News for Kirkland and beyond
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