Statistics

Impressive!

Since the start of Whatcom Smart Trips on July 1, 2006 until February 4, 2023:

group of people in Washington State

23,281
people have made
5,245,450
Smart Trips

  1. Walkwalk
  2. Bikebike
  3. Ridesharerideshare
  4. Busbus
  1. 1,206,200
  2. 1,590,262
  3. 1,249,905
  4. 1,199,004

For a TOTAL of:

Trips to the moon 77,473,294 miles
or 325 trips to the moon.

Environmental Benefits

  • Hydrocarbons Saved
    Number of tons of hydrocarbons prevented:
    116
  • Carbon monoxide Saved
    Number of tons of carbon monoxide prevented:
    1,058
  • Particulates Saved
    Number of tons of particulate matter prevented:
    0.426
  • CO2 Saved
    Number of tons of carbon dioxide prevented:
    31,484

Economic Benefits

  • Gallons of Gas Saved
    Number of gallons of gas saved:
    3.23 million
  • Money Saved
    Dollars saved:
    $14,537,863.62
  • Buy Local 5 x as many jobs are created when we buy local goods and services instead of gasoline
  • Transit Fares 20 x as many jobs are created when we pay for transit fare as when we buy gasoline

Health Benefits

  • Walking and biking miles
    16.5 million
    walking and bicycling miles
  • Physical Activity
    2.43 million
    hours of physical activity

Smart Trips reduce health care costs to local employers by 25%. In addition, they reduce:

  • heart_disease heart disease by 50%
  • depression depression & anxiety by 47%
  • alzheimers worsening of Alzheimer's & dementia by 50%
  • arthritis arthritis pain by 47%