Let’s Walk & Roll!
Today’s activities & resources:
What’s holding you back?
It takes too much time? Think again. Most people can walk a mile in 20 minutes. By the time you get in your car, drive, wait for traffic lights, park, walk in…is driving really any faster? If you walk a total of 2 miles and it takes 40 minutes, you’ve got your daily exercise and you’ve completed an errand at the same time!
Why is parking my car for short trips important?
The benefits to getting around on foot or by bike are many: reducing fuel costs, getting exercise, and relieving stress. And these are just some of the immediate benefits to you personally! Reducing the number of car trips we take improves our air quality and helps fend off a rapidly changing climate.
Use an online tool (like THIS ONE) to map out a 1-3 mile radius from your home. Then think about what trips you make within the area that could be done on foot, bike, scooter, instead of always taking a car. Using a distance measuring tool, or many other popular mapping apps, you may draw a route on the map, and it will tell you how long the trip is. Also be sure to check out this helpful guide from the League of American Cyclists that can answer a wide range of questions you may have when getting started.