Whether it’s walking, biking, riding the bus, driving, or any other way of getting around, “going smart” means thinking ahead and deciding which option will make the most of our resources, health, environment, and quality of life.
Short errands and neighborhood outings might call for walking, or biking along the many trails and on-street bike routes available around town. For longer trips, it might make sense to take advantage of Springfield’s efficient and affordable bus routes, or to team up with family, friends, and co-workers for ride-sharing to work, shopping, or recreation. Combining trips and planning out the best routes will enhance the convenience and efficiency of any of these options.
Wherever and whenever we travel in and around town, going smart will save fuel (and money!), reduce emissions, increase beneficial exercise, and help make our community a cleaner, healthier, and more attractive place to live, work, and play.