The temperature is finally rising in Rochester, but unfortunately, so are gas prices. This can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to ruin your day. While automobile transportation is necessary in some cases, you can cut down on some extra trips, and save yourself frustration and money, by cycling or walking.
Riding a bicycle or walking produce no harmful emissions, and can still take you where you need to go. Also, walking or biking automatically adds some healthy exercise into your day, while you’re running the errands you need to do anyway, or heading off to work or school. Cycling and walking can also help build connections with others in your community. Since you’re sharing the same green habits, you automatically share some common ground, and don’t have a large vehicle blocking that connection.
It may not be possible to cycle or walk everywhere, especially if you live in a rural area, far away from many destinations. But, you can still make some small trips on foot or bicycle. If you need to make short trips from a more central location, after driving there, consider bringing a bicycle or walking, instead of using a car for those extra stops.
Even if you can’t bike or walk all the time, it’s always nice to step outside a car and take a leisurely walk or bike ride, and it’s a big help to the environment too. And don’t forget this Friday, May 20 is Bike-to-Work Day!