Every time I use 1 gallon of gasoline, I emit 19 lbs of CO2 into the environment.1
Driving a car can be a big expense, too. According to the IRS2, is costs $0.58 per mile to drive a car.
That means for every 10 miles you drive your car, more than 3 people could take the bus round trip!
According to the Green Cincinnati Plan (2018), transportation is one of the leading causes of pollution and CO2 emissions in the city. 1U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (n.d.)Gasoline Explained: Gasoline and the Environment
Riding my bike to commute costs nothing and has no CO2 emissions. It makes me healthier, too.
Public transportation and mass transit are better options for me than driving my car all by myself. 2$0.58 is the Federal allowable deduction for work mileage
In Cincinnati, the cost of the Metro is $1.75 one way in Zone 1. The Green Cincinnati Plan (2018) calls for a 20% increase in ridership by 2035.
The Green Cincinnati Plan (2018) calls for twice as many bike infrastructure miles as the city has now.