The 10 Cities With the Most Earth-Friendly Commuters
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Ditching the car for your daily commute can save money and time, as well as reducing your carbon footprint. According to the Federal Transit Administration, cutting out 10 miles of driving in a 25-mile-per-gallon vehicle can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 7.8 pounds per day. Over a longer term, those emissions reductions can add up: cutting out 10 miles of daily car commuting can cut nearly 40 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per workweek and over 2,000 pounds over the course of a year. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, these are the 10 U.S. metropolitan areas (population 300,000 or greater) in which the biggest shares of workers carpool, ride public transit, bicycle, or walk to work, or work from home.