It has been just under a month since the ten week Magnolia In Motion program started and organizers say that so far they are happy with the response. There are currently 345 signed up for the program that encourages people to explore alternative means of transportation including taking the bus, walking, carpooling, and biking.
Here are some of the statistics from organizers:
Total Miles Saved- 13,660
Gallons of Gas Saved- 683.00
Pounds of CO2 Saved- 13,250.20
Most of the car trips have been replaced by walking. The group is are also handing out lots of information including Seattle bike maps, bus schedules and the Magnolia Street map. Most of the participants have signed up as a result of the flyer that was sent to Magnolia residents and there have also been people who signed up at Summerfest and the Farmer’s Market and after hearing about it through the media or from friends.
There is still plenty of time to sign up if you are interested in participating. Information here.