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Alternate Transportation


What's Visalia Doing...
The City of Visalia believes in the benefits of bikes, buses, and hybrid vehicles. Reducing our dependency on automobiles can help conserve natural resources and improve air quality.  Alternative 
                  
energy and transportation are at the top of the City’s list of priorities.

  • The City of Visalia's Transit Division operates numerous mass transportation services.  Travel conveniently from neighborhoods to major shopping centers, medical offices, local schools, and work sites on            Visalia Transit.     
  • VIPspree Rewards Card -- It's the newest way for you to dine, shop and commute around town. Each card is loaded with free money that can be used at participating merchants.  Click on VIPspree for more information
  • Alternative Fuel Fleet-- The City of Visalia currently operates 24 compressed natural gas (CNG) transit buses, 11 Dial-A-Ride (CNG) buses, 3 diesel electric hybrid trolleys, 6 diesel electric hybrid Sequoia Shuttle buses and 18 natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks in its fleet. 
  • The Green Line -- Have a question about public transportation? Call the Green Line. A quick, fast and easy way to get information about any transit service in Tulare County.
     Call 1-877-40 Go Green (1-888-404-6473). or
    visit us at the GREEN LINE  webpage.
  • Vi-Cycle Program - Promotes bicycling as an effective alternative transportation measure while increasing commuter bicycling in Visalia.
  • Bike Racks -- All Visalia Transit buses have bicycle racks mounted on front bumpers for easy bicycle commuting.     
  • High Speed Rail -- Transportation options are growing! Learn more at the California High Speed Rail Authority.

Ride the Visalia Transit!        
Visalia Transit (V.T) is Visalia’s bus system.  Click here to The City of Visalia also offers the following transportation options:

  • Dial A Ride – Visalia Tranist also provides Dial-A-Ride curb-to-curb para-transit service on a shared-ride, demand-response basis to locations within the city limits of Visalia, Goshen and Farmersville. For reservations call: 559-713-4950 or visit the Dial A Ride web page.
  • Visalia Towne Trolley -- The Visalia Towne Trolley only cost $0.25 and is great way to  travel around Visalia's Downtown District.
  • Sequoia Shuttle -- Visiting Sequoia Park? Sequoia Shuttle provides convenient, affordable, and an environmentally-friendly alternative form of transportation from Visalia and Three Rivers to the majestic Sequoia National Park.  Click for the Sequoia Shuttle web page.

Bicycling in Visalia
Visalia has an excellent system of multi-use paths, well suited to biking. The City of Visalia continues to develop this system and is producing a comprehensive pedestrian plan as part of the Transportation Master Plan. Click here for a printable map of  Visalia's Bike Trails.

The 
Vi-Cycle Pogram provides a reliable, clean, and affordable mode of transportation for businesses and their employees in Visalia's. Businesses within the Visalia city limits are encouraged to apply for the Vi-Cycle program by completing the Vi-Cycle Aplication . Bicycle commuting in Visalia will free up parking spaces for clients, encourages active and healthy lifestyles, and helps to create a sustainable local community.
  
The Visalia Natural Resource Conservation Division extends a special "Thank You" to the following sponsors for their generous support of the Vi-Cycle Program.
Jeff Barnes Brain Injury Foundation - Has donated all the bicycle helmets which are distributed with each Vi-Cycle.
Sierra Bicycle Werks - Expert staff that voluntarily review all Vi-Cycles to ensure each is functioning properly and is well-tuned.
The Home Depot - Provided the paint required during the refurbishing process of Vi-Cycles.

If you have an older and or unused bicycle, please consider donating it to the Vi-Cycle Program by contacting the Natural Resource Conservation Division at: 713-4532 or send an email to
ngarza@ci.visalia.ca.us 

Visit the 
Southern Sierra Cyclists web page to view upcoming rides, get bicycle safety tips and review other local cyclist resources.  

Walking Tours 

Visalia has great neighborhoods for walking. Try visiting Downtown Visalia or take the Visalia Historical Walking Tour throughout the community. This walking tour provides a history of Downtown Visalia featuring both commercial buildings and historical sites (self-guided tours are available). The architecture tells a story about our history and character. This tour takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to visit all sites.

New to town? Pick up a FREE Visitors Guide from the Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau or visit the City of Visalia Visitors web page for more information.

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