car tailpipeIt’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.