Transportation accounts for about one-third of US greenhouse emissions.
Need an automobile? Choose the greenest option you can.
LCAN envisions a Louisville when transportation planners will focus on moving people instead of automobiles, and when most residents won't need a personal automobile to get around. You may know someone who's given up cars for walking, biking, carpooling and taking TARC. If you're unable to join them, you can reduce your carbon footprint and costs by choosing wisely.
If buying a new car, visit GreenerCars.org for lists of the greenest cars of the model year and the greenest cars by automobile type.
To compare new and/or used cars, use this USEPA tool.
Louisville's speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.
Drive Efficiently, Pump Less!
There are lots of ways to operate whatever automobile you have more efficiently, such as maintaining proper tire pressure, as described below.
Learn lots of no-cost tips for getting more miles from your fuel.
Check your tires!
Most automobiles' tires are under-inflated, reducing fuel efficiency and creating unnecessary emissions. It's especially likely in colder weather. Look on the sidewalls of your tires for their proper inflation (in pounds per square-inch or PSI). Once a month use a gauge to check your inflation and adjust as needed.