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How to avoid Halloween traffic
by Staff
October 30, 2013 10:48 AM | 9607 views | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Just like on the hit show “The Walking Dead,” traffic all over metro Atlanta will be snarled on Halloween due to an outbreak of zombies…and vampires, superheroes, cats and princesses. As costumed trick-or-treaters and partygoers head to their destinations on Thursday, they will have to fight through what is one of the worst afternoon rush hours of the year. The number of people hitting the road at the same time on Halloween typically causes terrifying delays, and this year is expected to be no exception. While some commuters may opt to use a vacation day or duck out early to avoid the crunch, The Clean Air Campaign encourages commute alternatives that allow workers to put in a full day and be home in time for the Halloween festivities. By choosing an alternative to driving alone, clean commuters also keep cars off the road and pollution out of the air. On a day when thousands of children will be outside in the streets, it is important that air quality be as good as possible, as ozone and particle pollution are risk factors for respiratory symptoms in children. Drivers needing a treat of their own can use Halloween to kick off participation in an incentive program that pays commuters $3 a day, up to $100, to make the switch from driving alone.

Tips for a spook-tacular Halloween commute:

-Telework: Avoid the terrifying traffic by working from home.

-Take transit: A devilish commute goes from evil to easy when someone else does the driving.

-Carpool or vanpool: Don’t be afraid of sharing the ride. As long as your carpool partners aren’t vampires, they won’t bite.

-Compressed work weeks: You won’t be a traffic zombie at the Halloween party if you have the day off.

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