Have a resolution to get fit? Metro can help
Stay active and get fit during the winter months by cycling or walking. No gym membership needed, just head out your door.
Leaving your car behind to walk and bike for trips is good for the planet, your health and your wallet. People who choose to walk or cycle as their primary mode of travel save their households an average of $694 per month.
Here are some tips to help you get moving during the new year:
Check out Metro’s Walk There! guide book for ideas on where to walk. You could even set a goal to complete all 50 treks in the book this year.
Shop close to your home so you can walk or ride your bike. This is a great way to get exercise and see your neighborhood without a windshield in your way.
Be seen. Be safe. While you are out and about during the winter months, remember to wear light-colored jackets and reflective clothing to help you stay safe.
Take public transportation. Studies have shown people who use public transportation walk more each day. Hop off a stop or two earlier than your destination to up the fitness level even more.
TriMet can help you plan your trip. Download an app for your smart phone that tells you when your bus is coming. Call 503-238-RIDE (7433) from any phone, smart or otherwise, for a real-time transit tracker.