Statistics

Impressive!

Since the start of Whatcom Smart Trips on July 1, 2006 until February 24, 2024:

group of people in Washington State

23,996
people have made
5,450,358
Smart Trips

  1. Walkwalk
  2. Bikebike
  3. Ridesharerideshare
  4. Busbus
  1. 1,277,532
  2. 1,655,020
  3. 1,289,158
  4. 1,228,569

For a TOTAL of:

Trips to the moon 79,699,763 miles
or 334 trips to the moon.

Environmental Benefits

  • Hydrocarbons Saved
    Number of tons of hydrocarbons prevented:
    119
  • Carbon monoxide Saved
    Number of tons of carbon monoxide prevented:
    1,088
  • Particulates Saved
    Number of tons of particulate matter prevented:
    0.438
  • CO2 Saved
    Number of tons of carbon dioxide prevented:
    32,389

Economic Benefits

  • Gallons of Gas Saved
    Number of gallons of gas saved:
    3.32 million
  • Money Saved
    Dollars saved:
    $12,895,102.91
  • 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
    17.2 million
    walking and bicycling miles
  • Physical Activity
    2.55 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%