I live in Florida and we do have a public bus system but that’s the only form of public transportation available. The closest grocery store is about a half mile to a mile away, my only friend within walking distance is my neighbor, all of my other friends are over 5 miles away, and there is nothing fun within walking distance. It seems a little impossible for me to celebrate CarFree Day but I can try. We haven’t made any plans today other than watching a little football at home; but then again we have no food either. I guess a trip to the grocery store might be necessary but I still don’t see us walking or taking the bus. Even if you can’t go CarFree here are some tips to make your trips a little more environmentally friendly.
- Combine your trips to minimize the number of stops.
- Don’t idle your car; it’s better to turn it off and start it again.
- Keep your tires properly inflated.
- Keep you vehicle tuned up.
- Purchase a vehicle with good gas milage or try a hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle.
Visit CarFree Day to learn how to live without your vehicle or Green Driving Tips on Trip Net to learn how to drive green. To learn more about alternative fuel vehicles, like E85, visit the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuel Data Center. I know my next vehicle is going to be a hybrid, more on that later.