smarttrips is a unique program that provides a comprehensive approach to promote alternatives to driving alone. Through informational literature, free prizes, fun events and organized programs, smarttrips increases biking, walking, public transit ridership, carpooling and car sharing. This program delivers free materials to different neighborhoods each year.
smarttrips uses hands-on, interactive programs to make transportation options fun and accessible for all.
- Walking Kit
Residents can order a FREE walking kit complete with a pedometer, a special neighborhood walking and biking map and a schedule of guided walks highlighting areas of interest in your neighborhood.
- Bike Kit
A FREE bike kit is also available and provides essential resources for new and seasoned cyclists alike. Residents can engage in guided bike rides as well as bike maintenance classes.
These are just some of the fun prizes and events offered through the smarttrips program. The best part? All of this is FREE and will actually save you money!
- About 40% of all trips are shorter than two miles—that’s a 30 minute walk or a 10 minute bike ride.
- Physically active commuting to work can improve physical fitness and raise HDL (good cholesterol).
- According to AAA, the average vehicle commuter spends $10,000 annually to maintain their car.
- In 2011, the average American family spent $368 on gas every month.