Leave your car in the driveway and TravelSmart
Would you leave your car at home for just one trip this week?
The mayors of North and West Vancouver are asking North Shore drivers to do just that.
"One less weekly car trip could be as simple as carpooling to a soccer game or combining errands together instead of making separate trips," said West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith in a statement, adding going car-free once a week doesn't mean significant lifestyle changes.
Congestion on the North Shore is increasing every year. Each day, for example, there are close to 300,000 commuter trips that don't leave the North Shore and 62,000 vehicles driving over Lions Gate Bridge.
To help solve the problem, the District of West Vancouver and both the district and city in North Vancouver have teamed up with TravelSmart, an organization dedicated to encouraging people to make more sustainable travel choices.
"If everyone on the North Shore could reduce their vehicle travel by just once trip per week, it would make a difference in terms of traffic congestion and air quality in our communities," said CNV Mayor Darrell Mussatto. "Carpooling, cycling, walking and taking transit are all options for us at different times."
So whether it's walking a few blocks to the grocery store or biking all the way to work, visit travelsmart.ca/northshore to take the pledge.