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Six surprising U.S. cities for a car-free vacation ~ #Eco #travel #green

Six surprising U.S. cities for a car-free vacation ~ #Eco #travel #green

The oldest capital in the country knows a bit about sustainability. Santa Fe's pride in its 401-year history is ever-present, from its distinctive Spanish Pueblo Revival architecture and well-preserved buildings to its thriving cultural arts scene. Its laudable public transit offerings include a free downtown shuttle and free bike storage on buses and trains. Located in the historic downtown area, Mellow Velo rents three-speed City Cruisers for $20 a day (with a basket, bell, and lock) and is a smart place to pick up local tips and maps for riding on the half a dozen safe bike trails and beyond. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express ($7/one way, $8/day), Santa Fe Trails, the city's bus system ($2/day), and self-guided gallery walks on Canyon Road are other great options for tourists to see more while emitting less. One thing is certain while visiting this UNESCO Creative City...

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