Friday, June 20, 2008

The Benefits of Being a Single-Vehicle Household

We've been one-car (but multi-bike!) for a while, and plan to remain that way. If I had my druthers, we'd get rid of the beast altogether - but I doubt that's in the cards until the kids get older.

Still driving two cars? Kate Sheppard at Gristmill, reporting on Congressional testimony before the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, cites a compelling reason why pairing down to one is in your best interest (not to mention the environment's):
Goldberg and Winkleman spoke to the virtues of promoting denser, better-planned cities with good mass transit and pedestrian-friendly design. Goldberg noted that families in areas where you can get by with one or no car save an average of $6,000 a year, not to mention reducing their personal emissions.