“Drive To Work Day?” - APRIL FOOLS!
We should be thankful that ”Drive To Work Day” is a hoax. Many of our roads are at a tipping point, where every additional car results in a disproportionate increase in traffic congestion. It’s not surprising that it’s a challenge for some people to share the road.
Bike commuters are increasingly visible, and more accepted. More people are finding that riding even once a week, or riding to the bus stop, is an appealing alternative to driving in traffic. At Cascade Bicycle Club, we advocate strongly for bicycling as well as other transportation choices that work well in tandem.
We wondered, what would happen if everyone who rode the bus, walked or bicycled to work got behind the wheel? A few figures: Last year in the Seattle Metropolitan area, a modest drop in miles traveled produced a 6.6% decrease in time spent driving on the road, and a 28.5% drop in congestion.
45% of Seattleites currently find alternatives to driving alone, and the fastest-growing modes of transportation are bicycling and walking. Clearly, gridlock would result if everyone got into their cars.
Have you considered bicycling as a cheaper, healthier alternative to driving to work? You can check out our commuting events, classes and resources.
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