What's the impact of driving a car 5 miles?
April 26, 2010 8:25 AM Subscribe
How much difference would it make if I walk to work, when I live so close?
posted by JanetLand to travel & transportation (51 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I live 2 1/2 miles from work. I only work 4 days a week. I drive a 2009 Hyundai Elantra, automatic transmission. Most of the websites I see about carbon footprint are about the total impact of everything in one's lifestyle, but what I'm having trouble figuring out is, would it make any significant difference to the environment if I didn't drive my car to work? Or if I drove it only 3 days instead of 4? That kind of thing. Are there any sites that can give me those kinds of numbers?
I realize there are obvious health benefits to walking 5 extra miles a day, but I'd like to leave that out for now and just look at the environmental impact.