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Earth Week -- Cool Your Commute

Original post made by going green, Evergreen Park, on Apr 19, 2008

(from Frank's Weekly Memo)
Consumption of fossil fuels for transportation accounts for approximately 45% of our community's greenhouse gas emissions. Taking the pledge for a greener Palo Alto suggests those who live or work in this city reduce their contribution to these emissions by choosing to walk, bike, take public transit or carpool more often.

Each driver who reduces the number of miles driven by ten miles a week also avoids generating 450 lbs per year of greenhouse gases (assuming 25 mpg). For more information on calculating CO2 emissions from auto travel, go to
To find out more about transit options, visit for city shuttle routes
and schedules and try the Take Transit Trip Planner at

For more Earth Month activities and ideas for helping the environment, visit

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 20, 2008 at 1:41 am

Anyone who can conveniently walk, bike or use public transit will likely already be doing so. Those who go to the considerable expense ow ownership and use of a car must be granted the presumption of having considered the alternatives. It is presumptuous for anyone to denigrate that choice by others or to deem the convenience of others to be unworthy of concern. I recall when Willie Brown, mayor of Frisco, made his jesture of riding muni while his limo trailed behind. Why not start, Frank, by surrendering your reserved parking spot and joining the herd?

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