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Challenging us to drive less in Menlo Park

 

If paying more than $4 a gallon for gas doesn't encourage people to drive less, what will? Perhaps the annual Drive Less Challenge, which kicks off on April 22 and ends May 5.

The challenge asks participants to use alternative transportation such as buses, bikes, carpools, and their own two feet. Top performers can win prizes from local merchants. An awards party will be held on Saturday, May 21, at Kepler's Books at 1010 El Camino Real.

A press release said 120 participants in Menlo Park in 2009 replaced over 5,000 car miles with alternative "green" trips, reducing local carbon dioxide emissions by over 2 tons. Last year 280 participants from around the Peninsula replaced 29,000 miles, equivalent to taking 55 cars off the road.

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