Statistics

Impressive!

Since the start of Whatcom Smart Trips on July 1, 2006 until March 28, 2020:

group of people in Washington State

21,638
people have made
4,796,399
Smart Trips

  1. Walkwalk
  2. Bikebike
  3. Ridesharerideshare
  4. Busbus
  1. 1,038,121
  2. 1,437,899
  3. 1,164,934
  4. 1,155,366

For a TOTAL of:

Trips to the moon 72,493,473 miles
or 304 trips to the moon.

Environmental Benefits

  • Hydrocarbons Saved
    Number of tons of hydrocarbons prevented:
    109
  • Carbon monoxide Saved
    Number of tons of carbon monoxide prevented:
    990
  • Particulates Saved
    Number of tons of particulate matter prevented:
    0.399
  • CO2 Saved
    Number of tons of carbon dioxide prevented:
    29,460

Economic Benefits

  • Gallons of Gas Saved
    Number of gallons of gas saved:
    3.02 million
  • Money Saved
    Dollars saved:
    $9,068,933.52
  • 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
    14.6 million
    walking and bicycling miles
  • Physical Activity
    2.11 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%