The Hidden Benefits of Active Transportation

My most recent post on “The Hidden Benefits of Active Transportation”

Bicycles + Infrastructure + Landscape

There is an illusive factor frequently missing from the literature on the effects of bicycling and walking and how they impact health. It is rarely discussed because it is difficult to measure. It is the level of added enjoyment and delight one can receive when self-propelling oneself to a destination. Sometimes it is the satisfaction of not using a petroleum-propelled vehicle. Sometimes it is the extra time outside in the sun. Other times it might just be the added stimulation and circulation from moving your body and your legs instead of siting in a vehicle. Or maybe it is the breeze in your face while you enjoy a longer gaze at a mountain view.

View of Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains from the W Thomas St Pedestrian & Bicycle Overpass View of Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains from the W Thomas St Pedestrian & Bicycle Overpass

In any case, it is becoming difficult to argue the more physical and tangible health benefits and how they…

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