Our Favorite Ways to Get Around Without a Car!
As a team, one of our collective passions is living sustainably and doing our part to reduce our environmental footprint. We sip from reusable coffee mugs, do our best to remember our shopping bags, and compost diligently. However, there’s always more we can do!
National Geographic recently reported, “Vehicles are America’s biggest air quality compromisers, producing about one-third of all U.S. air pollution.” Hopping in the driver’s seat a little less to minimize our contribution to pollution is something we can all strive to do.
To celebrate #CarFreeDay, we’re sharing our favorite ways to get around without a car and encourage you to go car-free as often as you can!
Good, Old-Fashion Walking
Living in rainy Seattle, walking to work or the store might sound like a soggy experience. However, with the right rain gear, it’s a great way to get a few steps in. Walking is also the most environmentally friendly option! Jennifer and Carolyn often walk to work - even if it’s raining!
E-Bikes and E-Scooters
It might seem like E-Bikes and E-scooters are taking over the city, but once you hop on one, you’ll understand the craze! Riding an electric bike or scooter will make you feel like a kid again and with easy access to wheels around most cities makes it a breeze to go car-less.
Riding the light rail is a great way to avoid traffic, save money, and stay car-free! We love taking the light rail to Mariners games and concerts to skip traffic and those pricey parking lots.
If you’re traveling a longer distance, a bus ride might not sound like the most glamorous option, but it is a great way to reduce your environmental impact! In Seattle, we have the BoltBus which travels up and down the West and East Coasts daily. Carolyn often rides the BoltBus to visit her family in Portland and loves that she can relax, nap, or connect to the bus’ free wifi to watch a documentary while she travels!