September 27 - October 1
The fourth annual Leave Your Car at Home week is scheduled for Monday, September 27th-Friday, October 1st with an evening lecture to cap off the initiative on Monday, October 4th. Designed to reduce carbon emissions when commuters travel solo in their cars, the event will encourage solo drivers to carpool, bike, walk or bus to work if possible.
Participants are encouraged to register their miles avoided at here to help the College quantify (and celebrate!) the savings.
People are encouraged to leave their car at home, when going to work or school, running errands or going to church or synagogue. Leave Your Car at Home Week encourages people to think about how to combine “self-powered” transport (biking, walking etc.) with carpooling, or public transportation. The Capital District Transportation Authority’s bus schedule info can be found online at WWW.CDTA.org. Also a new online carpooling tool, from the Capital District Transportation Committee, helps commuters find carpooling buddy at www.ipool2.org.
To cap off the Leave Your Car at Home Week initiative, Jeff Olson, local urban planner, will be giving a lecture entitled, "The Future is Riding a Bicycle" at 7pm in Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall.
To learn about your alternative transportation options, click here.