Change your personal transportation habits |

Change your personal transportation habits

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Could you go without your car for a day? How about a week? More than 100 years ago, no one even knew what they were. So why is it so hard for some of us to do without them today? The problem is that most Americans have grown up with two or more cars in their household. And being creatures of habit, the hardest part about living without a car is changing our transportation habits. New habits require more thought, and human nature tells us to do what is easier rather than doing something different. It is easier to grab the car keys than grab the bicycle. Consider challenging yourself to break your automotive cycle and think differently about how you get around. Once you are used to it, it is easy, especially because you are saving so much money. Experience the joy, freedom, and cost savings of using alternative modes of transportation every day. Try commuting on your bike. Dont drive if you can walk or ride the bus. Dont make four trips in your car when you can combine it into one. Use the bus to get around town. Commute to Glenwood Springs by carpool. Even small changes in travel behavior can make a big difference on congestion. Help make the world a better, safer, more livable, less polluted place.The cities of Glenwood Springs and Aspen urge you to join Commuter Club and get rewarded for using alternative transportation for your commute. This program is for commuters who live and travel in the Roaring Fork Valley and use the bus, walk or ride a bike or carpool to work. Membership is free and easy. Commuter Club members sign up online at and receive goodies, discounts with local sponsors and transportation information. To be eligible for prizes, Commuter Club members simply just have to be members. All members will receive monthly newsletters and updates, plus information on commute solutions. Join today and be part of the solution to our congestion problems. If you have questions about Commuter Club or other transportation issues, please call 384-6437, e-mail or visit and click on Transportation for more information.Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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