This would be cool to try in Washington, just to see how we’d do. The Oregon Department of Transportation’s 12-day Drive Less Challenge, aimed
at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting down on roadway congestion, was WAY more succesful than initially expected.

 The twelve days resulted in an elimination of 652,960 pounds of carbon
dioxide emissions and saved 33,608 gallons of gas and $223,479.

The campaign encouraged drivers to
seek other forms of transportation, including walking, biking,
taking public transportation, or carpooling. The American Association of State Highways and Officials has the numbers on how large of a margin the experiment exceeded it’s goals by.

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