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Try using alternative transportation

Transportation responsibility & YouSabrina HarrisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

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. Youll help reduce traffic congestion and pollution, save a lot of money and be healthier.In fact, every time you share a ride, youre 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 the money you put into your car for commuting purposes, alternative transportation will help 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 kids 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, youll 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. Its 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 in our community while you save money, get fit and enjoy life. Try using alternative transportation. Its an important step to a happier and healthier you and the environment. Once or twice a week can make a difference in you and the environment.Check out what using alternative transportation one day a week can do for you by keeping track of all of your commuting expenses. For information about bus schedules, where to find local trail maps or other transportation options, please call 384-6437 or e-mail try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us.

The city of Glenwood Springs Spring Cleanup is April 14-25. It is time again to spruce up and clean up. Take advantage of this annual program and do some spring cleaning around your residence. This is a limited-time offer, so plan ahead. Crews will make only one trip through your neighborhood, so its important that all items be ready by the start date for your area. For additional information, please visit the city of Glenwood Springs website at http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us and click on 2008 Spring Cleanup Guidelines and Map. Please be cautious while driving around the streets during the next two weeks, piles of debris may have fallen into the streets.Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.


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