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Walking is highly efficient - it rarely causes injury and it gives streets vitality and personal security. Many car trips are quite short, less than 2km, indicating that walking could be a feasible alternative and contribute to reducing the pollution from a cold-start vehicle travelling only a short distance.

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Getting Around on Bike or Foot
Bicycling and walking are not just recreational activities; these low-tech transportation options can not only help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also traffic congestion and our demand for oil. Additional benefits of using these options include making neighbourhoods safer and more friendly as well as reducing other environmental impacts of motorised transportation, such as solid and hazardous waste production, water pollution, greenhouse gases, noise, and the destruction of open space, wetlands, and other habitats.

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The Benefits of Cycling
Bicycles are gaining popularity because they provide exercise and efficiency. Not only does cycling reduce traffic congestion and pollution, but it's the healthiest way to travel -- for both you and the environment.


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Commuter Cycling Resources
Your local bike shop is an excellent resource for information on bicycle commuting, the latest bike gadgets and safety tools, and it can even help you fix up that old bike for trips around town.
 
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