Burning one gallon of gas creates one pound of CO2 released into the atmosphere. America’s love affair with their cars is changing our climate. Every time you choose not to drive you are making a difference! Check out our tips to help you change your habits.
Minuteman Bikeway: This is the official website for the Minuteman Bikeway, which goes from Cambridge to Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford.
MassBike: The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. It has multiple resources: maps, group rides, classes, etc.
MBTA: The official Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority site has schedules, maps, rules for bicycles on the T, etc.
Go the Limit: http://www.gothelimit.org/
Drivers are urged to carefully drive either alone or together at, or near, the posted speed limit on major highways. According to government studies, a vehicle slowed by 10 to 15 MPH will consume about 15 to 20 percent less fuel per mile. Most people drive over the speed limit.
Hybrids: The Hybrid Scorecard on Union of Concerned Scientists’ award-winning website is the only comprehensive ranking of hybrid vehicles available in the U.S. market.
Fuel Economy: Union of Concerned Scientists’ list of how to maximize your vehicle’s fuel economy.
Trains: Amtrak’s official website has timetables, maps, weekly specials, and more.