Emmet County Smart Commute Week will be held June 4th – 7th. The goal of this event is to promote alternative forms of commuting to school, work and other activities. Participants are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool; saving gas and carbon emissions, and improving their overall health through increased physical activity.
This promotion of environmentally and physically healthy forms of transportation was inaugurated in 2010 by the Top of Michigan Trails Council as a way of promoting the practical use of this area’s trail network. Many individuals use the Little Traverse Wheelway and the North Western State Trails to commute to and from work and school during the warm-weather months.
In 2017 Smart Commute was extended over the summer months, with a celebration held in early October, and 170 individuals completed 2,416 trips during the season, Collectively, smart commuters traveled 17,419 miles, preventing 15,147 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
If you would like to get involved as an individual or as a team, contact Sue.