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Resolve to ride the bus this year

Transportation Responsibility & YouSabrina HarrisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Post Independent Photo/Kelley Cox

There’s something about the beginning of a brand new year that makes it refreshing and exciting. That’s why each January we feel the need to start fresh and commit to our New Year’s resolution.

So what’s your New Year’s resolution this year? Do you have the same goals as last year’s? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. Most people have the same resolutions each year, and each year somewhere along the way they lose momentum or they somehow diminish within the year. The most common New Year’s resolutions people make each year are to save money, get fit and enjoy life more. You can achieve your goals this year by using alternative transportation once a week. It’s a great way to achieve the goals you have set and an easy, realistic way to make a difference this year.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 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 is the most inexpensive form of commuting. Burn calories while you enjoy your commute to work or through Glenwood. 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. Using alternative transportation is an important step to a happier and healthier you. Try riding the bus, riding your bike or walking instead of commuting with your car. Once a week can make a difference and help you achieve your New Year’s resolution.

Any New Year’s resolution is more achievable when you get the facts. So 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 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 Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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