If you’re not committed to commuting several miles by bike from your apartment to your office door, try multi-modal transit. Madison B-cycle offers easy access to downtown for commuters who prefer to park free of charge near one of its 35 kiosks and grab one of the 350 bikes to ride the remaining two or three miles. Combined transportation still saves upward of $12 per day in parking fees, according to Madison City manager Claire Hurley. And though commutes from the city’s outskirts straight to downtown via B-cycle aren’t possible yet, the program will soon spread out to nearby neighborhoods, starting with a station at the new Central Library.
Cost: Annual Membership ($65), 24-Hour Pass ($5); madison.bcycle.com.