Apps to Download as a Sustainable Commuter 

Becoming a sustainable commuter in the Kansas City region doesn’t have to be daunting. With the right tools and apps, you can efficiently plan your trips and limit stress.

Transit App: RideKC + Transit

The Transit App can be used in multiple ways, including planning a RideKC trip and tracking your bus. This app will notify you of when to leave for your trip, when your stop is coming up and will also help suggest alternatives in case you miss your ride. This app has additional features for maps, schedules and a rider guide filled with tips and tricks to help make your commute even easier.

RideKC Bike App

The RideKC Bike app offers two different mobility options to choose from: electric-assist bikes and classic pedal bikes. Downloading the app allows you to see where the bikes are located throughout the city and check out a bicycle by scanning an on-bike QR code with your phone.

Google Maps

Google Maps helps commuters see what their fastest options for transportation may be. Whether you’re walking, driving, biking or catching a ride on the streetcar. Google Maps offers multiple route plans in case of delays, construction or unforeseen situations.


Bird scooters are a convenient, eco-friendly way to get around the city and provide a connection between a transit stop and home or work. The app offers the location of Bird scooters that can be unlocked and ridden through KC. Download the app, create an account, choose a payment plan and unlock the scooter of your choice.


Strava is an app the helps track your running and biking activities. Users can share photos, see when and where friends have been commuting and participate in local challenges in the pursuit of chasing goals and collecting digital badges.

Ride with GPS

The Ride with GPS app offers ways to discover biking routes both in your area and around the world. You can record your rides, track your distance, speed, elevation metrics and offers shareable live tracking to engage your community and friends via live photos, dot-watching and comments. This app even helps create ride reports to help keep track of your journeys as well as share with your friends and family.


The WAY TO GO trip planner makes taking green commuting options such as carpooling, vanpooling, riding transit or biking an easy choice. The app, available on iPhone, Android and web, incentivizes green commuters by tracking trips and offering rewards and discounts through local businesses. Logged green trips earn points which can be used toward gift cards, restaurant and retailer savings and even discounted tickets to shows and attractions around the Kansas City region.

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