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Curb Your Car Week Spring 2013 Results

The Spring 2013 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of May 12–18, 2013. During that week, 132 residents from Brighton and Rochester registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to drive their car.

Survey results

(132 registered participants; 45 reporting their results.)

  • Total Miles saved:  2,735 miles! 
  • Gallons Saved: 113 gallons (Based on individual MPG )
  • Pounds of CO2 saved: 2,147 pounds (Based on 19 lbs per gallon)

Miles saved per activity

  • Biking: 1,222
  • Carpooling: 473
  • Not going somewhere you normally go: 422
  • Combining trips: 302
  • Bus: 151
  • Walking: 98
  • Telecommuting: 56
  • Other (includes motorcycling): 10

Top commuters

  • Biking: 230
  • Carpooling: 260
  • Not going somewhere you normally go: 200
  • Combining trips: 150
  • Bus: 28
  • Walking: 20
  • Telecommuting: 40
  • Other (includes motorcycling): 10

In their own words

Seven mile roundtrip bike commute to High Falls from Brighton. Didn’t use my car that week—or the week before or the week after!

Great program! We love to participate each year.

Unfortunately I have a rather large carbon footprint, as I am working outside of Rochester, and I fly nearly across country several times a year to see my family. We need to make all of our communities more bicycle friendly.

Thanks for your work!

I feel this experience raises awareness of our energy footprint.

The week chosen for this event was cool and cloudy (and rainy?) so I did not bike to work. It would be better to schedule this week in the summer.

As it turned out, that week was much more driving-intensive than usual. I was expecting to bike to work all five days, nope, only three out of five, and then relatives descended on us and…it was car-world!

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