SUSTAINABILITY ON THE MOVE

Transportation is the greatest source of greenhouse gas emissions from our household activities. 

The good thing is that we can do a great deal to lower these emissions by the choices we make. 

REDUCE YOUR MILES DRIVEN

There are many things we can do to reduce the number of miles we drive around town and beyond.
  • Bicycling is a great way to get around and get exercise. Take advantage of several nearby bike trails - Minuteman Commuter Bikeway, Assabet River Rail Trail, and the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.
  • Take the commuter rail into Boston. Concord has two stations - one in West Concord and one on Thoreau St - making it convenient to get into Boston by train throughout the day every day of the week.
  • The Yankee Line bus offers roundtrip transportation into Boston - two inbound trips and two outbound trips - picking up at Crosby's and going direct to Boston from there.
  • Carpool when you can. Bay State Commute can help you find carpool options and rewards commuters for taking green transportation such as walking, biking, telecommuting, carpooling, vanpooling, taking transit, or working a compressed work week.
  • Are you a senior? The Council on Aging (COA) can provide transportation on a first come, first served basis to Concord seniors around town for medical appointments, trips to the bank, haircuts, visits to a friend, events at the Council on Aging, and more.

GO ELECTRIC 

Replacing your car with an electric vehicle will save you money, cutting your fuel costs by at least 50%. Electric vehicles also reduce your impact on the environment by almost 70% today. Learn more about driving electric in Concord!