With high gas prices on everyone’s mind, Friday, June 20 is a great time to Dump the Pump, again! While Dump the Pump continues to promote the use of all forms of alternative transportation (bikes, scooters, feet) this month’s event focuses on encouraging people to leave their cars at home and ride public transportation to save money, conserve gasoline, and help reduce traffic congestion.
Chatham Area Transit Authority offers an extensive system of routes throughout the Savannah/Chatham County community, free downtown shuttles as well as ferry service across the Savannah River to Savannah Harbour. Bus, shuttle and ferry schedules are available on CATs website at catchacat.org or by calling 912-233-5767. Once in downtown, three free shuttle routes are available. To encourage increased bus ridership, the Savannah Mall continually offers parking for commuters choosing to access bus routes at the stops located at the mall.
Recognizing that public transportation may not be a feasible option for some commuters, those who want to participate in Dump the Pump are encouraged to find carpool partners through Coastal Commuters. Dump the Pump also encourages commuters to take advantage of the connectivity offered by Savannah and walk or bike to their destinations.
And finally, remember to take the pledge to Dump the Pump at savannahtransit.com.
Dump the Pump is a collaborative effort of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority (SDRA), Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT), the City of Savannah, Coastal Commuters, Council for Sustainability and Eco Practices at SCAD, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign and the Pedestrian Advocates of the Coastal Empire.