Letters to the Editor

Try carpooling

I enjoyed reading "Carless for a week" (Oct. 29). I hope people don't use it as a justification for not changing their commuting routine.

I, too, cringe seeing the beautiful Sierra Nevada clouded in the haze of pollution coming from our cars and, as the article pointed out, with the present Fresno County public transportation system and urban sprawl, going without one's car may not be practical.

But car pooling to work often is. It adds only a few minutes to the commute time while cutting exhaust pollution almost in half. Is an extra 5-10 minutes too much of a sacrifice to ask of us all when our Valley's health is at risk?

I challenge Bee reporters and editors and all Valley commuters to give carpooling a try.

Anne Merrill