Movability’s Gifting and Giving 2015 Guide

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for the commuter in your life, or thinking of meaningful ways to give back to the community and really feel the Christmas spirit? Here are our gift – and giving – suggestions for this year.

An Austin B-Cycle membership is perfect for anyone who needs to zip around Central Austin. Whether your commuter is just downtown during the day for work or a full-time resident, this gift is useful year round. With more than 40 stations around Central Austin, and more on the way, B-cycle bikes provide a way to get from point A to point B without sitting in traffic, or make it easy to get from a transit stop to your final destination. Check out their special holiday deals here!

If you have a bike commuter in your life, commuter bike storage at St. David’s will give them secure bike storage and access to shower and lockers.

How about a car2go or Zipcar membership to give that special car-free someone in your life even more mobility options?

Of course a Capital Metro transit pass for a week or a month also makes a great mobility gift – and you’re giving more than the gift of a drive-free commute. When travelers take transit they’re also getting the gift of time; time to read, answer emails, listen to music, or do all those things you can’t do behind the wheel of a car.

This is also a time of year when many of us think about how we can make meaningful gifts to the community.

Transportation is a huge household cost, and for some people it’s an overwhelming cost. One way to help people in need is to buy Capital Metro transit passes, and donate them to your favorite Austin organization to distribute to their clients, or distribute them yourself to anyone you think will use transit.

You can also donate to organizations that promote mobility for the entire community, such as Bike Austin.

There are also theme gifts in case your commuter doesn’t have enough stuff:

For the transit obsessed

For the bike enthusiast

For the walkers in your life

Happy giving!

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