Ride a Bike. Take a Carpool. Ride a Bus. Celebrate Earth Day and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd by reducing your carbon emissions through transportation. Transportation is the leading cause of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. It is responsible for 27% of all U.S. emissions.
The buildup of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels like gasoline and diesel is causing the Earth’s atmosphere to warm, resulting in changes to the climate we are already starting to see today.
With over 30 years of experience, GVF is a not for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire mobility choices for ALL. GVF focuses on climate, equity, and overall quality of life by reducing single-occupancy vehicles and promoting TDM programs and strategies.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) refers to strategies, programs, or policies that are designed to reduce drive-alone trips and enable the transportation system to function more effectively and efficiently through alternative transportation options.
By implementing TDM strategies like public transit, working from home, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, or walking and reducing drive-alone trips we can improve our climate and increase the efficiency of our regional roadways.
Check out the resources below to help lower your carbon footprint, improve air quality, and save you time and money.
Find your trail on the Circuit among 100s of miles of interconnected trails in the Greater Philadelphia region, providing endless opportunities for recreation and commuting.
SEPTA Key is the future of fare payment with one reloadable, contactless chip card that offers a host of options for seamless travel and self-service flexibility. The SEPTA Key Card can be loaded/reloaded with a SEPTA Pass or money in the Travel Wallet to receive the same discount as you would using a Token and/or a paper Transfer.
Safe Bike Routes - Ruti Bike
Ruti is a text-message-based bike route planning tool. You text Ruti, provide your start and end locations for the ride you want to take, and Ruti will text back with directions and a map.
Areas of higher “stress” along the route are noted in red; you can walk your bike on the sidewalks marked in orange. It’s that simple.
Share-A-Ride is a resource for finding greener travel options like carpool, vanpool, transit, bike, or working from home.
You can track your greener trips and earn rewards. Earn rewards even while working from home!
Wearetdm.com is a one-stop-shop website that provides the latest and most up-to-date transportation news nationally and locally.
You can find the latest info on SEPTA and trails here. It also shares information related to alternative transportation options.
Emergency Ride Home Program
If you have an emergency at work and commute by carpool, vanpool, or transit, there is a resource to help you get where you need to go.
In the event of an unexpected personal or family emergency or illness, unscheduled overtime, or if the regular ride home is not available for certain reasons, registered commuters are provided with a free ride home, their car, or to the place of the emergency.