Clean Commute Day Starts Tomorrow

May 2, 2013

May 3rd is the 23rd annual Clean Commute Day in the Charlottesville area and drivers are asked to take a different form of transportation to work for just one day.

Maybe ride your bike, take the bus, or even walk to work. Anything will help to reduce some of the pollution on the environment.

Tomorrow commuter organizations like RideShare, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT), University Transit Service (UTS) and Jaunt will be out at the downtown mall from 11 to 2 in the afternoon to help you take the clean commute pledge.

By signing up you get a chance to win two free Amtrak tickets from Charlottesville all the way up to Boston.

RideShare's program manager spoke about why this day is important for the environment.

"People driving back and forth to work each day is a big source of pollution for the area and we want to help cut down on that," says Lisa Edge Horanyi. "When people are driving 20 or more miles to get to work each day that can really put a burden on their wallet if they aren't sharing the ride."

CAT will be providing free rides all day tomorrow around the Charlottesville area to help you fulfill your clean commute pledge.

You can click on the link below to take the pledge or to get more information on different transportation options.

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