Active Transportation

Pick a Healthy Transportation Alternative

Biking and walking, also known as active transportation, are re-gaining popularity as healthy, efficient and economical means of transportation. Because of this increase in popularity, bicycle commuting is getting easier and the number of bike lanes and trails continues to grow. More and more cyclists and pedestrians are connecting to transit as well for their commute. Many state and local leaders are even planning for and building more walkable communities.


Walking and biking contributes to a healthier community—physically, socially and economically. Those who make active transportation a part of their lifestyle save money on fuel, spend less time in traffic congestion and integrate physical activity into their daily routine. Active transportation helps alleviate personal stress, reduce rush-hour congestion, vehicle emissions and fuel consumption and lessens the amount of parking needed.

Getting Started

Safety is key with active transportation. Get to know your neighborhood and observe where all sidewalks, bike lanes and crosswalks and are located. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing that breathes, allows you to move freely and is easily visible to motorists. Make sure your bicycle is tuned up and working properly, and always wear a helmet.

See How Active Transportation Can Improve Your Commute

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