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Clean Air Choices - On the Road

Even though vehicles are much cleaner than they used to be, they are driven many more miles. Because of this, vehicles are still the largest contributor to air pollution. To help keep Spokane's skies clean and healthful, consider making a few adjustments to your daily, weekly or even monthly routine. Here are some ideas. 

Drive Smart

Drive sensibly; speeding and rapid acceleration and braking wastes fuel.

Keep the dust down! If you have to drive on an unpaved road, please slow down. Dust kicked up from speeding down a dirt road is harmful to breathe. Be a good neighbor and slow down!

Idling your vehicle gets you nowhere fast. If you're idling for more than 30-seconds, please turn off the engine.

Plan ahead and combine errands into efficient trips. A little planning goes a long way to save time, money and our air! Take a shopping list to avoid repeat trips, and call the store ahead of time to make sure they have your item(s) in-stock. When running kids to activities, coordinate with other parents to share driving duties.

Keep your car running smoothly

A well-maintained vehicle runs more efficiently, resulting in better gas mileage and reduced tailpipe emissions.

Park the car, even just once a week

If you ride the bus, carpool, bike or walk to work one out of five days, you will reduce your commute-related gas consumption by 20%. That saves you money and helps reduce traffic and pollution. If you'd like support from your employer, there are employer incentives for those participating in Spokane County's Commute Smart Northwest program.

Protect your health

Reduce your exposure to harmful gasoline vapors. When refueling your vehicle:

Shop Smart

If you are looking for a new or used vehicle, shop smart. Visit the Green Vehicle Guide website and to compare fuel efficiencies among various makes and models. Do your research and if it's right for you, consider vehicles that use alternative fuels.


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