Getting around without gas in Sacramento

From bike rentals to carpooling tools, here’s how to save at the pump despite high gas prices in Sacramento.

A west-bound light rail passes over an overpass as it heads towards downtown, which is seen in the distance with the setting sun.

The light rail is one of many ways to zip around Sac without a car.

Photo by @aslyfilm

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Gas prices still getting you down in Sacramento? We’ve got you covered with four ways to be fuel frugal.

👟 Get stepping

While Sac ranked as “a car-dependent city” on Walk Score, there’s still plenty of options to get around without a vehicle. You can strut around a walkable part of the City of Trees, such as Hollywood Park or Midtown. A nice stroll can be a great addition to a bike ride. 👟

🚲 Break out the bikes

Enjoy pedaling down the American River Bike Trail, which runs from Old Sacramento all the way to Folsom. Or, stop by The Bicycle Business at 3007 Freeport Blvd.

🚌 Public transit is legit

Getting around the River City is made easy with a plethora of bus routes + light rail stations from the Sacramento Regional Transit District. Pro tip: download the ZipPass app to make riding even easier.

🛣️ Get creative with your commute

Hunt down the best gas prices by using an app like GasBuddy or Google Maps. Split the bill by starting a carpool with your coworkers + get the perks of riding in the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes. Party favor: Sac Region 511 helps residents connect with other locals interested in carpooling.

Where have you spotted the cheapest gas? Let us know.