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Eco-Friendly Parking Tips

Tips for how to waste less fuel when looking for parking.

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Eco-Friendly Parking Tips

  1. 1. ECO-FRIENDLY PARKING TIPS Running multiple errands? Find a parking spot that is equidistant from all of them. Walk between places rather than driving and parking each time. Park in the shade on sunny days to keep your car cooler — minimizing air-conditioning use — and prevent fuel evaporation. Avoid driving around looking for the closest spot — park in the first available place nearby and walk to your destination. Even if you’re only parking briefly and will be sitting in the car, turn off the engine, because idling wastes fuel. Use public transit or ride-sharing services, instead of driving, to get around crowded urban areas. Look for an automated garage. With a smaller footprint and no need for interior lighting, it’s more energy-efficient and eco-friendly than a traditional parking garage. No matter what vehicle you drive — even if it’s a hybrid — you may be wasting lots of fuel and generating unnecessary emissions simply by looking for a place to park. Drivers in urban areas often spend 20 minutes searching for a parking spot. Here are some eco-friendly tips to reduce the environmental impact of parking: