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Find out what happened when a Deseret News reporter went a week without a car

Erica Evans, Deseret News reporter, finishes her bike commute from South Salt Lake to the Deseret News in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.
Erica Evans, Deseret News reporter, finishes her bike commute from South Salt Lake to the Deseret News in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

For several months, I’d been reporting on Utah’s clean air problem and trying to find a solution. I studied how cities like Oslo have made their air cleaner, and I looked into what Utah has tried, what has worked, and what the biggest obstacles are to real change. I concluded that there aren’t enough people like Weidmann. And I concluded that if I really wanted to see change, I had to start with myself.

So I decided to go without a car for one week. If you decide to try this challenge, post about your experience with #WeekWithoutACar.

Today, more than 70 percent of air pollution emissions come from the general population of the urban area. These include emissions from cars and trucks and pollutants from homes and small businesses. So Deseret News Reporter, Erica Evans, decided t