The Matthews Beacon: Morning Minute

Sustain Charlotte was mentioned for co-hosting the clean Commute Challenge during June.


By: Renee Garner

News Around Town:  2016 census data shows 76.3% of Americans commute alone by car.  According to a recent study, "15,832 work here and live outside of Matthews; 12,125 live here and work outside of Matthews; and 894 both work and live in Matthews."  That means the overwhelming majority of Matthews residents who work, commute outside of town to their jobs. That also explains the traffic that’s a populart topic for Matthews. One way to pitch in? Join Sustain Charlotte for their clean commute challenge, Way2Go Charlotte. Despite all the CLT mentions, Matthews residents are allowed (nay, encouraged) to participate.  A larger number of commuters carpooling, riding transit, and biking can dramatically reduce cars on the roadway and alleviate some of the congestion.

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  • Jennifer Clark
    published this page in Press 2019-07-01 15:18:46 -0400