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Try alternative transportation once a week

Sabrina HarrisPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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Tomorrow, leave home without it. Your car that is. Just once or even twice a week, leave your car parked and get around another way. Try riding the bus, carpooling, biking, or walking. You’ll help reduce traffic congestion and pollution – and save a lot of money and be healthier.In fact, every time you share a ride, you’re helping to reduce emissions by almost half. Taking the bus or carpooling can do just that. And, of course, walking and biking are the healthiest ways to travel – for both you and the environment.If you consider all of the money you put into your car for commuting purposes, alternative transportation will help you save your hard-earned money. Think of all the other things you could be doing with your money besides putting it into your car for commuting purposes – beach vacations, your kid’s college fund, or paying off debt.Try riding the bus. This is the perfect time to try the bus around town. Once you try the bus, you’ll see that it will meet your transportation needs and get you to your destination of choice. Plus, riding the bus decreases congestion and improves our quality of life. Try the bus – it’s free!Ride your bike! Commuting on your bike is a way to get fit, save money and get around town. If you are tired of high gas prices and want to take action against climate change, try commuting on your bike.If you are looking to get fit, try walking. Walking is the easiest way to be physically active and the most inexpensive form of commuting. Burn calories while you enjoy your commute to work or through Glenwood.Make a difference this year. Save money, get fit and enjoy life more. Try using alternative transportation. It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you and the environment. Instead of commuting with your car, try riding the bus, riding your bike or walking. Once or twice a week can make a difference in you and the environment. If everyone took just a few of these simple, easy steps, it could make a big difference in our community. So get the facts, break out the calculator, pencil, paper and keep track of all your commuting expenses. Check out what using alternative transportation one day a week can do for you. Not only will you improve the environment, you will save money, you will be healthier and enjoy life more.For information about bus schedules, where to find local trail maps or other transportation options, call 384-6437 or e-mail try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us .

Donegan Road remains closed to through traffic between Vista Drive and Sunny Acres Road. The closure will remain in effect until June 7. Residents living west of Sunny Acres Road will still have one-way access from the east only. The closure is to facilitate the installation of a storm drain system, retaining walls, and to complete the sidewalks and paving. The city of Glenwood Springs and Martinez Western would like to think you for your patience while this work takes place.I-70 Detour: Beginning tonight from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, May 6, traffic on I-70 between Exit 114 and Exit 116 will be detoured along Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs, so crews can pour a concrete deck on the new Devereux Road Pedestrian Bridge. For more information, call (970) 379-7134. Gould Construction, CDOT and the city of Glenwood Springs thanks the traveling public for their patience while we complete this ARRA-funded project that provides a vital pedestrian link to Two Rivers Park.Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.


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