How It Works

Make a change for the better by driving less and trying out a new sustainable way to get around, whether that is by bike, bus, or carpool. Join SmartTrips Ithaca and we'll provide personal support and incentives that can help you take steps towards getting around town in ways that are healthier, greener, and more fun. You may even save money too!

Different people taking different modes of transportation.

1. Sign Up

Use the online registration form or the paper form we mailed to your house to sign up for SmartTrips Ithaca. The form lets you choose the informational materials and a FREE GIFT for your personal start-up kit.

Choice of incentives provided with start-up kits: 30-day TCAT pass, bicycle gear, free Ithaca Carshare application, or stay active kit.

2. Receive Your Kit

We will deliver your start-up kit to your door, or leave it for pick up at Ithaca Carshare offices in downtown Ithaca. We can answer all your transportation-related questions when you receive your kit.

Sam delivering start-up kits to participants at their home or for pick up at Ithaca Carshare.

3. Take the Pledge

We encourage you to take the SmartTrips pledge of 2 or more SmartTrips a week via the sustainable mode of transportation of your choice. Then, log the trips you make on MySmartTrips to get an entry to our monthly draw for every week you meet your pledge!

Sample pledge form and dashboard of MySmartTrips

4. Keep In Touch

We have planned fun activities, monthly raffles, newsletters, and we are on all your social media platforms. Let's get inspired, learn from each other, and celebrate moving differently!


SmartTrips Ithaca staff pictures.