Last Updated on: 5th April 2022, 12:47 pm
With warmer weather on the horizon and gas prices skyrocketing, it’s a great time to start leaving your car behind and lacing up your sneakers instead. We’re not suggesting that you park your car forever, but to consider some occasions when you could use active transportation instead of driving.
Every family’s situation is different. Some families use active transportation once a week as they walk home from school together on a Friday afternoon. Other families walk or bike to school every morning. Some families drive part way, park 5 or 10 minutes away from school, and walk the rest of the way together. No matter how active transportation fits into your lifestyle, there are countless benefits associated with it.
Walking to school is a great way for children to be active, and health benefits include:
When more people walk to school, it means that there are fewer cars on the road, reducing congestion in the school zone, which:
Using active transportation helps people get to know their neighbourhood and builds a sense of community.
Walking to school builds lifelong habits, as active transportation becomes routine.
We know it may not work with everyone’s lifestyle to make every trip an active one, but even making one trip a week using active transportation can make a big difference!
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