Memphis-Based Organization Encourages Residents to Make Fuel-Less Pledge

Innovate Memphis Wants Residents to Pave the Way to Healthier Living through Commute Options

Commute Options Initiative Encourages Fuel-less Pledge

Considered one of the most unhealthy cities in a nationwide study by, Memphis is now home to a new initiative aimed at changing that ranking. Commute Options, an initiative of Innovate Memphis and designed to decrease the use of single-occupancy vehicles, is now launching this campaign to encourage Memphis residents to participate in the Fuel-less Pledge.

The innovative approach to reducing emissions and increasing exercise is not solely focused on commuting to work. The Fuel-less Pledge also motivates residents to get out of the driver’s seat when running errands, meeting up with friends and going to events.

Small changes go a long way. The Fuel-less Pledge allows people to try options and see the numerous benefits especially decreasing parking hassles and increasing healthier transportation habits.

Suzanne Carlson, Transportation and Mobility Project Manager, Innovate Memphis

"Small changes go a long way," said Suzanne Carlson, Innovate Memphis Transportation and Mobility Project Manager. "The Fuel-less Pledge allows people to try options and see the numerous benefits especially now with so many fall activities coming up. Using options other than driving alone frees residents from stressful parking hassles and allows them to create healthier transportation habits.”

The organization has made it easy for participants to make the Fuel-less pledge. By registering at, they make a commitment to try biking, transit, ridesharing or walking. Participants can customize their pledges, set goals, log trips and most importantly make a difference.

Memphis is one of countless cities seeking out ways to reduce traffic, preserve infrastructure, improve air quality and promote healthy living.  Commute Options’ Fuel-less pledge is one step in the right direction.

About Innovate Memphis Innovate Memphis is leading the way for groundbreaking public-private partnerships that can make enduring changes in Memphis. Since starting its work as the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team in January of 2012, Innovate Memphis has made remarkable progress in some of our most pressing urban challenges: reducing gun violence; innovating pre-hospital care to reserve emergency resources for true emergencies; restoring economic vitality to our core city neighborhoods; supporting transit; and building excellence in customer service. These groundbreaking initiatives have been the catalyst for new work and new conversations in our city. Innovate Memphis has quickly tackled challenges that mean the most to our community. The City and a group of community partners are carrying this work forward.

Source: Innovate Memphis

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