A Cleaner Commute = Cleaner Air

Clean Commute options allow you to explore new ways to reduce idling cars in school zones, grocery stores, or even at the banks. Anywhere were you would leave your car running for a long period of time we recommend you use a clean commute option.

Here are four clean modes of transportation bus riding, biking, walking, and carpooling.

  • Bus Riding – Riding the bus is one of the safest modes of transportation and helps take cars off the road.
  • Biking – Whether you rely on your bike for transportation or exercise, riding your bike to school or the park can be fun and is healthy for your body.

  • Walking – Rethinking how you get to school, work, or friend’s house, etc. can help make a big difference in the air we breathe. Walking is one of the best forms of physical activity and it requires no preparation, no special equipment, and it’s free!
  • Carpooling – Sharing a ride with a friend or classmate 2-3 times a week can save you about $1,000 over the course of a year – but the equivalent of three months’  worth of groceries for a family of four. (Source- Food Food Marketing Institute, average weekly grocery bill for family of four is $115.00 – November 2010)

Every day, Georgians help to eliminate 1.4 million vehicle miles of travel (the equivalent of circling the globe 56 times!) by carpooling, teleworking, riding a bike, walking, riding the bus or riding public transportation to work and school. These actions add up to keeping 700 tons of pollution out of the air we breathe!

(Source: Center for Transportation and the Environment study conducted on behalf of the Georgia Department of transportation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration – global circumference at equator = 24,901 miles.)

Clean commuting not only means cleaner air for all of us to breathe, it also means less traffic, more exercise and more fun! How will you begin your clean commute?

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