Green Tips: Transportation

Drive less.

  • Walk - The Village sidewalk system will get you where you need to go safely (and you get exercise, too!).

  • Bike - Take advantage of the bike paths throughout Key Biscayne and Virginia Key.

  • Take a bus - The "B" Metro-Dade bus route serves the Village; schedule information available here.

  • Take Metrorail/Metromover - Ride the "B" bus to a Metro station and avoid downtown/Brickell/Performing Arts Center traffic and parking hassles.  (Yes, you do have to plan ahead a bit ... ) Schedule information available here.

  • Carpool - it's not just for school drop-off and pick-up anymore! 

  • Combine errands when you do drive.
Drive smartly.

  • Keep your car tuned.

  • Keep your car tires properly inflated. Keeping them properly inflated can save up to 250 lbs. of CO2 per year. 

  • Change your air filter! A clean air filter will, on average, save 800 lbs. of CO2 a year.

  • Don't idle when you're stuck in a line. About 15 seconds is the break even point.

  • Forget the jack rabbit starts.

  • Keep your top freeway speed at about 60 mph.

Be fuel efficient and aware of your vehicle's emissions.

  • Consider buying a hybrid.

  • If you do not buy a hybrid, purchase a vehicle that gets at least 32 miles per gallon (EPA City ratings). 

  • Look for an ELEV (extra-low emission vehicle) or a LEV (low-emission vehicle).







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