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Car-pooling day appears to be a success

Environmentalists encouraging Bermudians to car pool today as part of a global campaign said this morning that this year’s effort was a “good start”.

While Abbie Goodwin-Caldas and Zoë Kempe said that the majority of drivers still appeared to make their morning drive to Hamilton alone, traffic appeared to be lighter and more people were seen riding bicycles.

“We still noticed that a lot of people are driving alone, but there seemed to be fewer cars on the road, so I think people are carpooling,” Ms Goodwin-Caldas said.

“We also saw a lot more bicycles today than last week.”

Their efforts are a part of a global campaign called Moving Planet, aimed at cutting down on the use of fossil fuels, but the pair said car poling also makes social and economic sense.

Ms Kempe said that they have already been contacted by several people interested in getting involved next year.

“We have a lot of ideas for what to do next year,” she said. “We think that this is something that can grow and be very successful in Bermuda.”

Useful websites: www.moving-planet.org, www.350.org.

A cyclist waves as he rides along East Broadway on his morning commute. The National Trust appealed for people to carpool, cycle or walk to work. (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published September 22, 2011 at 1:10 pm (Updated September 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm)

Car-pooling day appears to be a success

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