It’s very easy — and clean — to turn off your vehicle when you’re parked.
If you do not let your vehicle’s engine idle when you are parked, you will win for all these reasons:
- Your engine will last longer.
- You won’t send pollution into the lungs of the bicycle rider or pedestrian who might be near.
- You will save money.
- You will prevent the environmental impact of transporting that extra fuel to your local gas station.
If you want to run your vehicle’s heater or air conditioner, consider instead going into the nearest building. It will probably be climate controlled. Your friend can meet you there.