The benefits of “Active Travel” illustrated

The benefits of “Active Travel” illustrated

Active Living Research is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to promote daily physical activity, in part by advocating for changes in the way many of our communities and transportation networks are currently formed. They recently released this infographic that shows how choices in how we get around affect our health and safety.

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 Source: Active Living Research

(This infographic was also featured on U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fast Lane blog and Streetsblog Capitol Hill).

With Capital Bikeshare coming to Montgomery County and a plan for a Bus Rapid Transit system in the Council’s hands, hopefully making active travel choices in our area will soon be an easy decision.

Amy Donin

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