Did you know that about 40 percent of all trips are shorter than two miles? That’s just a 30-minute walk!
Walking is the easiest and least expensive mode of transportation. You don’t need any special equipment, just your own two feet! Walking is environmentally friendly and provides immense health benefits, like decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and other obesity related illnesses. Walking can also improve your mental health and quality of sleep. Instead of driving your car to work, to run errands, or to go to the doctor; give walking a try.
If your destination seems too far to commute on foot, you can still take advantage of the benefits of walking in the following ways:
- Walk to a bus stop, and take an LTD Bus.
- Walk to a meeting point for your carpool or vanpool.
- Once you get to work, walk to lunch, errands, and meetings.
Get your Walk Score and discover what businesses, entertainment, and other services are within walking distance of your home!