AAA says a car cost $8,500 per year

The American Automobile Association (AAA) calculates it costs $8,500 a year to operate a typical car. Choosing to get around walking, biking and riding transit, instead of investing in a car, can really inflate your bank account.

That’s just one fun fact from this month’s “WALK. BIKE. RIDEr,” an SDOT newsletter packed with facts to help you walk, bike and ride in the Seattle area. This month you can find tips for keeping your transport costs down like tax deductions, employer subsidies, and tools to help you find savings on travel costs. Check out the full newsletter here.

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