Carla Hass

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(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County encourages residents to drive alone less during the last full week in October by walking, biking, using transit, riding in a carpool or vanpool, or teleworking. Residents can participate in the Ready Set Ride campaign by registering at and logging trips this Sunday, October 22nd through Saturday, October 28th.

“There are many benefits to putting the brakes on driving alone for one week,” said El Dorado County Health Officer, Dr. Nancy Williams. “Saving wear and tear on your personal vehicle, saving gas, lightening the load on our local roads and freeways, and contributing to a better air quality index are just a few.”

Williams added that active transportation, such as walking and bicycling, provides people with a convenient opportunity to engage in exercise while simultaneously accomplishing the tasks of daily living.

“This is the perfect time to consider riding El Dorado Transit or sharing rides in car pools and van pools,” said El Dorado County Transit Authority Executive Director, Mindy Jackson. “Commuter buses provide transportation for El Dorado County residents who work in the Sacramento Downtown Corridor Monday through Friday. If you bike to the park and rides, El Dorado Transit bus bike racks allow you to take your bike with you.” El Dorado Transit route schedules can be found at

The Sacramento Region Ready Set Ride Commute Challenge has set the goal of logging 10,000 trips in one week. El Dorado County has created a team, “Transport to Well Dorado,” and is challenging all residents to reboot their commute by walking, biking, taking transit, teleworking, or ridesharing. Residents who sign up through the website can also win great prizes, earn virtual badges, and challenge friends and co-workers.

For additional information and registration, please visit


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