Smart Commute encourages and enables people to of all ages and abilities to walk, bicylce, carpool or take public transit to get to school, work or run errands.
Physical inactivity is the leading cause of disease and disability, accounting for 22% of colon cancer, 18% osteoporotic fractures, and 12% of diabetes and hypertension. Incorporating biking or walking into everyday life can burn calories, tone muscles and increase overal fitness levels.
Transportation expenses consume an average of 19 percent of a family's budget. The increasing costs for fule, automobile maintenance, and parking fees can easily be replaced with the low cost of a good pair of walking shoes, a public transit pass, or bicycle commuting equiptment.
Each mile driven in a car produces 0.92 pounds of CO2 or approximately 9,160 pounds per 10,000 miles! By walking, biking, or using public transportation, individuals can reduce their carbon footprint and make the community cleaner and more livable for future generations.