Meet your neighbors – At each of our communities, we have many major employers represented in our resident demographic. By
meeting your neighbors, opportunities are created for carpooling and ride sharing.
Bike/Walk/Jog – Why not incorporate a daily or weekly bike/walk/job to work into your exercise routine?
Mass Transit – Be familiar with transportation options such as the train, bus or light rail. Just think of how much you can
do while someone else drives you to work!
For those who cannot make the transition to an alternate source of transportation, here are several tips that can improve fuel efficiency
- In the summer, if you are driving over 40 mph don’t open your windows instead use the air conditioning. Conversely, if you drive
under 40 mph it is more fuel efficient to turn off the a/c and drive with the windows down.
- The most fuel efficient speed in a vehicle is 55 mph.
- Don’t accelerate when going up a hill, just maintain your speed.
- Drive as smoothly as possible – accelerating sharply uses more fuel.
- Unless your car was made to burn premium gas, use the lower octane version. High octane gas does not increase fuel efficiency.
- If you are at a stop for a short period (in line at a drive through, in traffic, etc…) let your car idle rather than turning it
- Make sure that the tires are inflated properly and balanced.
- Coast with your foot off of the accelerator whenever possible.
- Do not drive 10 miles out of your way to save 3 cents a gallon for gas.