Low carbon travel
These are tips from Low Impact Week, which was held in February 2011 but can be done anytime!
The single largest contributor to Davis carbon emissions is our driving. Today, we ask that you use your travel time to get healthier, save money, and enjoy the scenery, too.
Davis is making strides to make biking, carpooling and public transit viable alternatives.
Try one or more of the following:
- Got errands in town? Dress in layers and use a bike.
- Plan your day so that you have time to take a walk or bike ride just for fun.
- If you travel to work or school, use Unitrans, Yolobus or the Amtrak Capital Corridor Train.
Walking, hiking, and biking are all great ways to get in shape and stay healthy while minimizing your carbon footprint. For information on biking, check out: www.davisbicycles.org, http://cityofdavis.org/bicycles/maps.cfm, www.davisbikeclub.org/ and www.davisbikecollective.org. Try Bike Forth (intersection of 4th and L) to get free bike repair help or attend an Open Shop workshop on Monday nights. If you need places to hike, see www.yolohiker.org.
“I used to bike only when it was warm and sunny. But then I found a used winter parka, some gloves and waterproof pants. Now biking in the winter is comfortable and refreshing!” said Davis resident Juliette Beck.
Maria Tebbutt explains, “ By using our bikes more, my family found out that we needed only one car. We got rid of our second car and spend less on transportation now.”
Do you have a good idea to share with your neighbors? Add your comment to the blog below!
Cool Davis is a coalition of citizens, the City of Davis, and community organizations working to empower our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.