If you live close to your workplace—or to public transportation—consider leaving your car at home for those short rides and walk instead. It costs nothing. It creates no pollution and requires no fuel. Also, it’s an excellent way to exercise, lose weight and be healthier. In this section, you will find information about the benefits of walking and how you can make it a part of your daily commute.
Walking FactEvery October, thousands of schools across the country participate in "Walk to School Day" to enhance kids’ health, improve air quality and create safer routes for walking and bicycling. For more information, visit www.walktoschool.org.