Pull on your comfy running shoes to discover how easy, fun and fast it can be to get around on foot. It’s healthy and costs almost nothing. Short trips are great for walking. For longer trips, combine walking with transit or a bike ride. Or find a carpool partner along your route to give you a chance to walk part of the way. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about a parking ticket!

Tips for a successful walk commute:

  • Be willing to try a few different routes at first. As you discover more hidden gems in the neighbourhoods you walk through, you will want to explore more. A great route combines efficiency with atmosphere. Consider adding a few minutes to your walk if it means the route is away from busy traffic.
  • Discover playlists and podcasts. Pop in your ear buds and listen to an audio book, playlist or podcast on your journey.
  • Be comfortable. Leave your fancy shoes at the office and walk in comfort. Use the money saved on gas and parking to ensure you have a good raincoat and umbrella. Slather on the sunscreen to protect your skin!