Many proposals have been made in attempt to combat and reduce the presence of these pollutants by designing catalytic converters for vehicles and encouraging people to drive less, especially when air quality advisories are in effect. However, this is not enough. More action needs to be taken to educate people about the harmful effects of driving and the alternative options that exist. As ERS 285 students, and actors in the WATgreen group, we have decided to make an attempt to encourage people to help the university achieve the goal of a walk-in campus.
Previous studies that have been undertaken in this
area of study include the following: Micro-commuting on Campus, University
Transportation System: 1997 Project Study, University Transportation Commission,
and Transportation To and From Campus, 1991 (www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infowast).