Everyone has heard the buzz that cars, fuel consumption, and exhaust are contributing to air pollution and climate change. Oftentimes, we are too quick to jump behind the wheel instead of spending the time and energy on walking, riding, vehicle sharing, and public transport. Other modes of transportation can be much more enjoyable, less stressful, more cost-effective, and healthier for you and your community!
It may be unreasonable to ask people to give up their cars entirely, but consider practical ways to reduce the daily use of your car and the time you spend idling in traffic consuming fossil fuels.
Consider alternative transportation
methods and commit to spending more time on sidewalks, trails, and bike paths, and less time on the road!
Don't forget to see how the City of Monterey is doing their part to reduce vehicle emissions, with our growing fleet of hybrid and all-electric vehicles!
For more information on bicycling in Monterey, check out the Monterey Bay Coastal Bike Path
map or Bicycling Monterey
, sponsor of HER Helmet Thursdays and a great source of bicycling news, events, and local deals!
For general information, check out the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.