Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Green Biz Channel Has Begun

Since its inception in 2002, I-GO has worked to catalyze a set of transportation innovations that make it feasible and desirable for Chicago residents to get around conveniently and economically without having to own a car and, at the same time, reduce vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions.

While growing the car sharing market is an important objective, it is only one part of a larger and more important goal: the development of a robust, regional, sustainable mobility system in the Chicago area. I-GO promotes walking, bicycling, public transit, and finally car sharing for trips that are not feasible using the other options. As a part of this overall strategy, car sharing brings important benefits to area residents and to the community at large, including:

  • Significant savings in transportation costs
  • Access to a car without the cost of car ownership
  • Reduced traffic congestion
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved air quality
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles and neighborhoods

"Put your money where your morals lie"


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