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Residents Asked to Take Clean Commute Pledge

By: Jessica Jaglois Email
By: Jessica Jaglois Email

May 4, 2012

While it's not a national holiday, plenty of people in Charlottesville celebrated Clean Commute Day on Friday.

In an effort to go green and save money, the city is asking residents to commit one day this spring to walk, bike or ride the bus to work. Rideshare, a group that offer a free online carpool service, was on the Downtown Mall Friday to organize clean commutes.

Sometimes commuting is very stressful for people during the day, so by being able to ride or carpool with someone, they don't have that stress in their life as well," said Rideshare outreach coordinator Sara Damron.

By taking the Clean Commute Pledge, residents promised to commute in some way other than driving alone for at least one day this spring.

"It's really great for the environment," said Damron. "And when spring time comes, people think of doing things - what little things they can for the environment. It also saves people time and money and can be also a stress reliever."

To help kick off the initiative, all city buses gave away free rides for the day. To take the Clean Commute Pledge, click here.


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