You know in your heart that it’s better for you and the air when you walk instead of drive around town. Now you can do the math, thanks to Sustainable Lafayette‘s new online application, Go Lafayette. Created by Michael Dawson and Steve Richards, with help from Conflair, the Go Lafayette site is built mobile-ready so plan to pull it up on your smart phone and iPad, too.
Go Lafayette is like Mapquest, only instead of just giving you directions, it helps you make better transportation decisions by giving you distance, time, cost, fossil fuel consumption, emissions, and calories burned based on how you plan to get from here to there.
In addition, you can read and share insider tips about things you can see and do on those trips, either generally or specific to the choice of transportation. Very cool!
Go Lafayette is preloaded with Lafayette destinations like our schools, La Fiesta Square and the Lafayette Chamber, as well as the other favorite Lamorinda destinations like Rheem. Use those or enter the address of your choice. Then you simply click on your choice of transportation: Walk, bike, scooter, carpool, hybrid, car, or SUV — and click GO!
Check it out for yourself at golafayette.org
Note: The Go Lafayette calculator will also do out of area calculations. Simply input the addresses. For example, Go Lafayette just gave me information to compare walking versus driving from my mother’s house in Maryland to the nearby Starbucks - though I’m suspicious that the gas prices likely use California fuel prices!