It might seem like there are more cars on the roads in Century City than ever before, but an online transportation program claims just the opposite.
The Century City Transportation Management Organization last week announced a sharp decrease in traffic congestion with 52.5 less cars per day on the road. The information is based on 2011 data from its online transportation program, Commute 90067.
The program is a free resource that helps commuters find transportation solutions ranging from ride share and van pool options to providing bus, bike and walking routes.
According to a CCTMO press release on Reuters, the decrease in cars results in a carbon emission reduction of 218,000 pounds.
Also, the program experienced a 665 percent increase throughout 2011 in commuters reporting the use of public transportation, vanpooling and other forms of alternative transportation in Century City.
"We launched Commute 90067 to provide transportation alternatives to the over 40,000 commuters that travel to and from Century City every day," said Linda Lyles, executive director of CCTMO, in the press release. "The numbers from last year show that Century City commuters are trying to make real change in improving traffic congestion. We look forward to continuing our work with local businesses, individuals and transportation agencies to ensure that Century City remains a commuter-friendly community."
On the site, commuters can map out and save their commute on a personal dashboard, which allows users to log miles and earn points toward prizes during certain times of the year.
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