You pay about $9,000 a year to own a car. Vehicles using fossil fuels like gas and diesel cause air pollution which causes three million premature deaths a year, asthma, heart attacks and premature births. So try these ideas instead:
BIKING & WALKING
- Rent and return a bike to a different or same city (Bay Area Bike Share), 2013, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
- Fee to developers to make it easier for you to ride public transit, bike and walk (Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance), 2013, Santa Monica, CA
ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) INFRASTRUCTURE
- The city with the most EVs per capita with 1,000 charging stations (Plug-in EV Adoption Program), 2011, San Diego, CA
When you take public transit, you can benefit from an average of 19 minutes of exercise a day walking or biking to and from your transit stops.
- Save up to 30% to ride public transit or vanpools, or bike to work (Commuter Benefits Ordinance), 2009, San Francisco, CA