Tag Archives: environment

Readers minds on the move about idling

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for the information in (Monday’s) column regarding it taking less fuel to shut off and start an engine than is consumed in 10 seconds of idling. I thought the break even point was longer than … Continue reading

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Dump the Pump, ride the bus Thursday, you never know, you may like it

Thursday is Dump the Pump Day, a day commuters are asked to leave their personal vehicle at home and take public transit. Started in 2006 when gas prices were hovering around $3 per gallon, Dump the Pump Day tried to … Continue reading

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Car Care Month tips from AAA

October is AAA’s Car Care Month and the auto club is reminding drivers to avoid costly repairs — and help the environment — by keeping their vehicles well maintained. “Knowing what maintenance should be done on your vehicle, and when, can save … Continue reading

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Commute solutions are out there

The Street Smarts blog has added a new link to its list of online resources. This one is to the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Commute Solutions service. “Through Commute Solutions’ services, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission helps people … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Highway: Keeping California, the county beautiful one highway at a time

If you’ve driven down any one of the county’s highways, seen trash and wanted to know what you can to do help have it removed, you may want to consider taking part in Caltrans’ Adopt-A-Highway program. Adopt-A-Highway is a state … Continue reading

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