The Fall 2012 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of September 30 to October 6, 2012. During that week, 107 residents from Brighton and Rochester registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to drive their car.
(107 registered participants; 57 reporting their results.)
- Total Miles saved: 6,147 miles!
- Gallons Saved: 256 gallons (Based on individual MPG )
- Pounds of CO2 saved: 4,864 pounds (Based on 19 lbs per gallon)
Miles saved per activity
- Carpooling: 1,350
- Not going somewhere you normally go: 1,240
- Biking: 1,210
- Other (includes motorcycling): 997
- Combining trips: 635
- Bus: 297
- Walking: 271
- Telecommuting: 147
- Carpooling: 418
- Not going somewhere you normally go: 721
- Biking: 136
- Other (includes motorcycling): 800
- Combining trips: 125
- Bus: 99
- Walking: 53
- Telecommuting: 76
In their own words
Last time you got me off the couch walking and now you have me on a bike and taking stairs! Keep up the good work.
Felt great to save dollars on gas and to get more exercise this week!
I used the car twice last week—once for a 45 mile round trip to Palmyra to visit friends (nighttime), and once for a 10 mile round trip to Henrietta to pick up non-cycle-transportable items. Otherwise the car was a curb ornament, as it usually is. Ironically, this was more than I typically use a car – so perhaps I should get a negative mileage award for this week!
Maybe a fortnight next year?
Thanks for holding this event! Maybe a stronger push in the schools? Volunteers with flyers at Twelve Corners? I only knew about it because I am on the mailing list.
I look forward to participating every year, great program.
I walked to and from work on Friday 10/5. Got cat calls and whistles while walking along Winton Road. Was kind of a pain and I felt very uncomfortable. Also, no sidewalks (!) between the diverging diamond and Winton Road going north on the east side! Why is government so limited in their thinking? I am pleased that you offer this opportunity to raise awareness that everyone can save energy by their intentional actions.
You might get more participation if you ran one of these weeks in the summer in addition to the spring and fall.
The 91 bus only makes one run to Honeoye Falls. If it made another run after 6 pm I could take it Tuesdays and Thursdays, too.
Ugh! It rained more than I thought and I had to drive a bit more than I wanted. I will be more aware of my driving now which I think was the point!
I was happy to participate in this event, but I actually ride to work most days, and my trip is a bit longer than driving downtown. I was very conscious of being in the car both times I actually got in last week! Thanks!
It is a good challenge. So people (like me) need just a little push (like—“Hey, I promised to bicycle two days a week!”) to overcome laziness and to get out of house 10 minutes earlier, and really enjoy the trip. Thank you!