Welcome to the don't drive on
the 5 website. This website was set up to
encourage as many people as possible to leave their cars at home
on the 5th day of each month, and consider using alternative
means of transport to get about. For one day each month consider
taking the bike to work, walk, take the bus or the train. If you can't do
any of these then try and share a car journey with a friend, a
colleague, or make new friends by using lift sharing websites.
Save money, save fuel, improve your
health, reduce carbon emissions. It's a win win for you and the
environment! If you don't drive on the 5,
you might want to do it again on the 6th, 7th and 8th ;-).
My ride to work on Don't Drive on the 5 November 5th
Join us for as many
as you can in 2013! You might like it :-)
the 5th of the month falls on a weekend or non work day, you
might want to consider going for a ride, taking a walk to the
shops, a family walk to the park or just a walk around the
block. If you think that this is a worthwhile cause then please
share this site with your friends and really make a difference.
Join a don't drive on the 5 event on Facebook by
clicking the links below.
Fewer car journeys will reduce the CO2
emissions that contribute to climate change. Nearly a
quarter of all car trips are under two miles, a distance
that can be cycled in under 15 minutes. Cycling two-mile
trips could save you over £600 each year in fuel.Many
car journeys are just one mile, which would normally
take just 20 minutes to walk. Walking your one-mile
trips could save you over £160 each year in fuel.
Walking briskly on a regular basis is good for your
heart and lungs, helps burn calories and is a good way
to a healthier active life.*
Average commute in the UK is 8.5miles, average car does
37.7mpg and producing 150g/km CO2. If you leave your car
at home just 12 times a year (on the 5th) on the average
commute you'll save 204 miles on your car, over 5
gallons of fuel, 49.3kg of CO2 emissions and £32 in fuel
costs. If just 1% of the drivers in the UK joined us
each month, we'd save 112,500 gallons of fuel on every
don't drive on the 5 day and reduce our
carbon emissions annually by over 13 million kilos!
site born on 11th
March 2011 updated 5th December 2012