(By Mary Newsom, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute PlanCharlotte.org)
If you’re like most people in the Charlotte area you drive a lot, and most of that is alone. Now a new initiative is encouraging people to try to limit those single-person trips by car. Sustain Charlotte, a local nonprofit that focuses on solving the city’s sustainability challenges, has launched an effort until Oct. 31 to try to get people to find a different way to travel for 1 million miles worth of trips.In addition to helping lessen traffic congestion, reducing the number of auto trips is a public health concern.
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