Walking E-mail

By choosing walking over driving—even by a mile each day—you save money from the rising gas prices, become healthier, and reduce the effects of global warming.

Walking is the most basic and common mode of transportation. Walking is considered to be clear example of sustainable mode of transport, especially suited for urban use and/or relatively shorter distances. Non-motorized transport modes such as walking, but also cycling, small-wheeled transport (skates, skateboards, push scooters and hand carts) or wheelchair travel are often key elements of successfully encouraging clean urban transport.

There has been a recent focus among urban planners in some communities to create pedestrian-friendly areas and roads, allowing commuting, shopping and recreation to be done on foot. Some communities are at least partially car-free, making them particularly supportive of walking and other modes of transportation. In the United States, the Active Living network is an example of a concerted effort to develop communities more friendly to walking and other physical activities.

The links below are to articles encouraging you to walk: