Thursday, November 18, 2010
Alternative Transportation: It's All About Your Wallet
Perhaps, like me, you expected a conversation about alternative transportation to focus on why we should all reduce our carbon footprints and improve our health by walking and biking more? While Paul Kobulnicky, chair of YSU’s Alternative Transportation Advisory Committee acknowledges that there are environmental and health concerns, he’s a practical guy. As he makes clear in our conversation, the number one reason to consider alternative transportation is cost. Convenience also matters, but it’s the wallet that provides the real motivation.
And when people are ready to change their habits, what they need most is information. If you want to cut your costs, or if looking for a parking space is taking up too much of your time, check out the committee’s website. You’ll find a bike map suggesting the best routes for two-wheel transportation around town, as well as ideas about how YSU could make it easier for people to choose alternatives.