Bike, Bus or Pool
And Save Gas Money!
Minn. - The recent spike in the price of gasoline is giving
the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Bike, Bus or
Pool (B-BOP) to Work Week an added boost this year.
The week of May 17-21 is used to promote alternatives to
single-occupant vehicles for commuting. Mn/DOT, along with
transit agencies and employers, encourages commuters to
try carpooling, using transit or biking.
think the high cost of gas provides an added incentive for
the commuter to check out the transit system in their area
or make plans with a co-worker to carpool," said Jan
Klassen, transit project manager for Mn/DOT District 7.
"And, of course, the warm weather brings other options
such as biking and walking."
would like everyone to discover the real cost of driving alone.
A calculator is available at http://www.metrocommuterservices.org/cost.htm
to determine what you could save by finding an alternative
method to driving solo.
In addition to the financial benefits, B-Bopping:
- Reduced pollution from vehicle emissions.
- Promotes health and fitness for those who bike or walk.
- Reduces wear and tear on vehicles.
- Lessens the competition for parking spaces.
- Provides travel options for those who don't drive or don't
have a car.
Zones. Pay Attention or Pay the Price.
in the WORK ZONE Together
statewide up-to-date traveler information, Minnesotans are now
able to access weather-related road conditions, construction and
congestion by dialing 511 or by logging on to www.511mn.org
501 S. Victory Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001-5302
Public Affairs Coordinator