It's good for you and the environment! And biking around NYC is easier than ever. There are over 1000 miles of bike lanes, (54 miles of them are protected!) and 330 Citibike stations. Try them out and see how much fun it is to ride around NYC.
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Ride a bus or subway and enjoy your commute. MTA riders keep 700,000 cars out of the city's central business district and 400 million pounds of pollution out of the air. Visit MTA.info, the NYC Department of Transportation to find the fastest ways around the city.
Got to make a stop in your car? Idling for even 11 seconds wastes more fuel than restarting your engine. Plus, curbside idling is illegal – even if you're sitting in your car. Save some gas and spare yourself a ticket.
Take a train or coach bus and you'll avoid both long airport lines and grueling security checks. Air travel is also a major source of human-induced climate change – traveling by train or bus produces 85% less pollution than a plane flight.
There are travel agencies that specialize in eco-tourism. Work with one before your next trip and you can minimize your eco-footprint. Who knew! Ecotourism In Depth
Rental companies have heard our calls for more fuel-efficient cars and stocked their fleets with hybrids. Give one a whirl next time.
A quick trip to the mechanic can make a big difference – your car will run better and be more fuel efficient. Ask about your tires, too. Properly inflated tires improves gas mileage. It also reduces your carbon emissions.
Want to save money and emit fewer greenhouse gases? Hybrid cars do all that and more. Want even bigger savings? Try a fully electric vehicle and can save you up to half (!) on fuel costs.