For more than 11 years, Lynda Newton has not driven alone for her commute to Premera in Mountlake Terrace. Instead, she chooses to walk on the ferry and then bus or walk the three miles from the ferry terminal to work. Lynda says, "I am removing one vehicle from our congested roads. If every other person did it, what a difference we would make!"
Lynda has made quite the difference through her commitment. In 2018 she reduced miles driven by over 4,000 miles and saved over 1,300 pounds of CO2 from the air we breathe. Way to go, Lynda!
VIDEO: Lynda Newton’s commute story: bit.ly/2018SmartCommuter
Smart Commuter of the 1st Quarter: James Rolfe
James Rolfe lives in and works for the City of Edmonds. He has chosen to live vehicle-free in a walkable community. "It's great getting exercise on my walk to work every day!" James also walks to local stores, restaurants and coffee shops, getting great exercise while accomplishing his daily tasks. Co-workers are envious of his stress-free commute and car-free lifestyle.
Smart Commuter of the 2nd Quarter: Nicole David
Nicole David has been riding the bus or carpooling to work for over ten years, most recently at the City of Bothell. Nicole says, "I do not own a car and never have. This means I take the bus or carpool everywhere I go. I do this to be more sustainable and reduce my carbon footprint."
Smart Commuter of the 3rd Quarter: Lynda Newton
For more than 11 years Linda Newton has chosen to not drive alone for her commute to Premera in Mountlake Terrace. She chooses to walk on the ferry and then bus or walk from the ferry terminal to work. Lynda says, "I am removing one vehicle from our congested roads. If every other person did it, what a difference we would make!"
Smart Commuter of the 4th Quarter: Dave Monahan
Dave Monahan, a firefighter with the Bothell Fire Department, has been bicycling or walking to work for more than ten years. Dave says, "Walking and biking to and from work keeps one more vehicle off the road, reducing emissions and traffic. I also gain the health benefits of less sitting and more exercise."