How To Lower Your Commuting Footprint

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) found that the most energy efficient households are located within close proximity to a bus or rail line. The members of these households drive an average of 4,400 fewer miles (7,081 km) annually than people in similar households with no access to public transit.

Do you want to up your energy efficiency by taking public transit? The choice to use alternative modes of transportation may seem appealing, but some homework must be done first. As reported in Mother Nature Network, there are several easy ways to get started:

Are you physically capable of the commute? Most adults in average condition can manage a 10-mile ride in about an hour without too much trouble. Just like any exercise program, talk to a health professional if you have any questions before you saddle up.

Read more of their tips on safety, route selection, and bicycle storage here.