Car-Free Week Stats Are In!
TranSComm sponsored Car-Free Week (Sept. 17–23) with transportation organizations throughout the state. As part of Car-Free Week thousands of Massachusetts commuters traded their cars for more sustainable methods of travel that resulted in:
- 27,456 fewer car trips
- 319 tons of CO2 emissions prevented from entering the air
- 724,488 fewer miles driven
- 13,587 cars taken off of the road
As part of Car-Free Week there were random drawings for daily prizes. Tom K. from BMC was the lucky winner of one of the $50 daily prizes.
“Car-Free Week was a great reminder for Massachusetts travelers to start, continue or increase efforts to utilize a mode of sustainable transportation when taking a trip. You can make a positive difference by taking green trips – public transportation, walking, bicycling, carpooling, vanpooling, or telecommuting,” explained Maureen Lacey, TranSComm director.
Massachusetts Car-Free Week is an annual promotion and collaboration sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MassCommute and MassRIDES. Visit TranSComm to learn more about transportation solutions for commuters.