When considering your daily commute, have you ever gone beyond the financial or environmental aspect of your choices? We already know that taking public transportation eliminates carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere and that it saves nearly $10,000 a year for the average American. The cost savings could be way more when you consider the health benefits of taking public transportation.
A recent study performed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has aggregated a number of significant statistics, such as:
- The risk of obesity increases 6% for every hour you spend in a car.
- Riders walk an average of 19 minutes every day to and from stops.
- Over 30,000 people died in car accidents in 2010 and cost $99 billion.
Maybe it’s time to recharge that metro-card and take public transportation. Your wallet and your body will benefit!