Lace up your shoes!
Walking is the simplest alternative to driving, especially for a short trip. You get all the health benefits of exercise while commuting at a pace that allows you to experience the sights, sounds, and smells that you would miss in a car. It's easy, inexpensive, invigorating, and you don't have to fight traffic or look for a parking space.
Even if you don't walk all the way, you can still experience the benefits of walking to work in the following ways:
- Walk to a bus stop and take EmX or The Bus.
- Walk to a meeting point for your carpool or vanpool.
- Once you get to work, walk to lunch, errands, and meetings.
Walking is a great way to get to know your neighborhood. Check out the walkability of your neighborhood.
Walking one mile a day burns 100 calories. You could lose ten pounds in a year without changing your eating habits.
Local walking resources