September 27–October 1
The fourth annual Leave Your Car at Home week is scheduled for Monday, September 27 through Friday, October 1, with an evening lecture to cap off the initiative on Monday, October 4. 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.
Participants are encouraged to register their miles avoided 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 services. Leave Your Car at Home Week encourages people to think about how to combine “self-powered” transport (biking, walking, etc.) with car-pooling or public transportation. Capital District Transportation Authority bus schedules can be found online at www.cdta.org. A new online car-pooling tool, from the Capital District Transportation Committee, helps commuters find carpooling buddies 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 titled, "The Future is Riding a Bicycle" at 7 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall.
To learn about your alternative transportation options, click here.