On the Road

Approximately 45% of ozone causing pollution is produced by motor vehicles. Only 12% can be attributed to power plants and large factories.

Most of us spend a significant part of our day behind the wheel of a car. Cutting back on the amount of time we spend driving is the simplest and most impactful action we can take to improve air quality.

  • Fill your gas tank after 7 p.m.
  • Don’t overfill or drip fuel at the gas station.
  • Avoid letting your car idle for more than 10 seconds.
  • Combine all errands into one trip.
  • Keep your car well maintained and tires properly inflated to run more efficiently.
  • Avoid sudden starts and stops.
  • Ride a bike to your destination.
  • Walk to your destination using different trails and paths around the city.
  • Track your miles for a chance to win prizes.