Studies show that people who switch from driving to biking and walking improved their overall well-being. They report having greater feelings of freedom, relaxation and excitement than car commuters. They are also under less stress and concentrate better (sources: treehugger.com, consumer.healthday.com).
Walking – The average distance a commuter walks is two miles. Before you get started, we recommend that you invest in a good pair of comfortable shoes and you test out your route on a weekend to ensure that it’s safe for walking. Even if you don’t walk all the way to work, consider parking a little further away and walking for part of the trip. Your body will benefit from the exercise and so will your mind. You will also have a chance to slow down and enjoy looking at what is around you.
Biking – According to new research from the University of Glasgow, in Scotland, bicycling to work is linked to significantly lower rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and overall mortality rates when compared with those who use a vehicle to travel to work. (source: healthline.com, 5/8/17).
We can help you find a safe route to ride to/from work and a buddy to accompany you. Our Bike Buddy Program is a service provided by eCommuter that matches bicycle commuters with one another. eCommuter can also help you find the best bike route.
Commute from far away? You can still drive most of the way to work, park and bike the rest. Using Park&Pedal, you can access a network of free parking hubs that are located at a convenient and bike-able distance from your worksite. Check out nearby Park&Pedal locations here.
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