Charlotte nonprofit issues challenge to drive 1 million fewer miles

(by Mark Barber, WSOCTV Channel 9)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit organization, has issued a challenge Wednesday for commuters to drive 1 million fewer miles by November...

“Excessive or needless single-occupancy driving clogs our streets, leads to more accidents, increases air pollution, and raises infrastructure spending,” said the Sustain Charlotte executive director Shannon Binns. “For families, the use of sustainable modes of transportation enhances health, makes for a far more productive use of commuting time, builds friendships and relationships and can save thousands of dollars per year in gas and vehicle maintenance.”

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