By Eric Villanueva ’11
At 7:21 a.m. on a Thursday morning, a tan Toyota Sequoia pulls into Brophy’s south parking Lot.
With a 20 gallon gas tank and 15 to 16 miles per gallon rating, student driver Tommy Hartman ’12 feels the pinch at the gas pump every two or three days with his 30-mile commute to and from Brophy and his home in Mesa.
On any day, three to five teachers’ bikes are parked in the bike racks below Eller.
These days climate change and rising gas prices entice many Brophy employees to bike or ride mass transit to school.
Forty-three Brophy teachers and employees currently participate in the alternative transportation program, according to Mr. John Buchanan, Brophy security director.