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City and County of San Francisco Municipal Employee Programs

CommuteSmart offers a variety of sustainable transportation programs for City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) municipal employees to make walking, biking, transit, carpool, and rideshare the easiest choice.  San Francisco aims to have one in two trips made through sustainable modes by 2018. Help us reach this goal by maximizing your use of these programs: 

Transportation Discounts

Commuter Benefits: Commuters save ~30% on your transit and vanpool expenses: money deducted from your paycheck before taxes can significantly reduce your transit costs. Enroll in the Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits Program to join your fellow CCSF employees who are collectively saving $1,000,000 a year. 

Carshare: Get more miles for your money with discounted carshare access. Have the convenience of a car without the hassle and cost!

Bikeshare: As a City employee, get $25 off an annual membership with Ford GoBike! With it comes unlimited access to thousands of bikes in the bay area, and the first 45 minutes of every ride are free!

Free Clipper Card: City employees can receive a free Clipper Card to provide easy access to all public transportation systems in the Bay Area.


CityCycle: Get fit, reduce stress, and have fun by biking to your meetings. CityCycle is a free shared bike fleet available at departments throughout the city that can be reserved by employees as needed, with all accessories included. 

Rideshare: Find a match to carpool or vanpool with to work. Sharing the ride with just one other person will cut your commuting costs in half and with vanpools save with pre-tax benefits.  New apps offer flexibility for one-way, round-trip and sporadic carpooling.

Telecommuting: Telecommuting allows eligible employees to perform their work from designated areas during regular work hours.  Please contact your supervisor to determine if you are eligible to telecommute based on the criteria in the Department of Human Resources Telecommuting Policy.  

Just in Case

Emergency Ride Home: Do you commute sustainably to work? If a personal or family emergency strikes on a day that you did, we have you covered. Get to where you need to go as soon as you can, save the receipt, and we’ll reimburse your ride. 

Stay Updated

CommuteTalk: Stay informed! Sign up for our CCSF employee newsletter and receive quarterly information regarding benefits, discounts, and tips for making your commute sustainable, affordable, and hassle-free.

How Can We Help?

Request a Presentation: CommuteSmart staff can present to your Department during your next staff meeting or new employee orientation. CommuteSmart staff members are available to present during your departmental meetings or orientations. 

Request Materials: CommuteSmart brochures and posters are available for distribution.

CommuteSmart Hotline: We are available to help you commute smart. Call our hotline at 415.355.3727 or e-mail us at  and a member of our team will be in touch with you within 1-2 business days.  

For more information, contact:

San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment)
City & County of San Francisco
Phone: (415) 355-3727

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