Commute Another Way

Here in Maine, it's Commute Another Way Week, an annual event that promotes bicycling and walking, as well as carpools, vanpools, and public transit (bus, ferry, and rail) as cost-effective, healthy, and enjoyable alternatives to driving alone to work.

Try walking, hiking, biking, paddling, rollerblading, or whatever you enjoy to get to work, to school, or to run errands. If the distance is too far, consider driving or carpooling partway and walking or biking from a commuter lot.

You can save money and gas, reduce emissions, and be healthier.

Many other states and cities have similar events happening. So see what's happening near you. Or just try commuting another way on your own. It may become a new habit.

If you're already commuting other ways, congratulations!

For more info: www.gomaine.org/cawday/


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dm1333
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May 11, 2009 at 10:42 p.m. (EDT)

Cool. I have been walking and biking to work here since it is only 1.5 miles one way. At my two previous stations I commuted by bike at least two or three days a week, even in the rainy winters. I think I am going to be renting a place in town when I move and will be using my bikes for just about everything. Work is only going to be about 1.5 miles away from the place I want to rent and the stores and bars are all within an easy ride. There are several good trails to run or hike on within easy biking distance. If everything works out I may also be purchasing a recumbent bike, as long as it is capable of touring, in the next few months. That should also make a nice commuter.

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