Alternative Transportation

The primary method of transportation in our city is individual vehicles that use gasoline. These types of vehicles add greenhouse gases into our environment and may contribute to climate change. The good news is that there are alternative ways to get around that will lesson our greenhouse gas emissions.

Electric Vehicles

Types of Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations

All Electric Tesla Vehicle

If you are in the market for a new car, consider an electric vehicle. There are both hybrid electric and all electric vehicles available. Hybrid electric vehicles contain both an electric and gasoline engine, while all electric vehicles have no internal combustion engine, only a battery that needs to be recharged for use.

All electric options are increasingly becoming more popular, and charging stations are available in the area. Check out the Environmental Protection Agency's comprehensive map of electric charging stations all over the United States.
The City of Bowie is proud to host an energy efficient fleet of City vehicles, even sporting the fully electric Nissan Leaf!

Alternative Transportation

  1. Commuting
    Browse through the commuting options between Bowie and Washington, D.C.
  2. Public Transit
    Check out the public transportation options in Bowie.
  3. Seniors
    Find information on the curb-to-curb transportation service offered to Bowie seniors age 55 and older.


Biking and Hiking Trails in Bowie

wba.jpegThere are miles of trails in the Bowie area. The trails are not only for biking, but also for walking, horse back riding, or any mode of transportation other than motorized vehicles. More information about local trails can be found at the links below.

Bike to Work Day

The City of Bowie, in conjunction with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), organizes an annual event on the third Friday of May. Bowie has two pit stops for participants, one at Bowie Town Center food court and in Old Town Bowie at the firehouse (#19). The event is free and all you have to do is register on the Bike to Work website in advance for a free t-shirt and other prizes. 

Bike to Work Day website