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Infographic: Public Transportation is Better for Your Health and the Environment!

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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!

RWJF Public Transportation Health Benefits - infographic

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1 COMMENT

  1. Presumably 30,000 people died in car accidents in the USA. It would be good say so. Could I suggest that as a general rule it would be helpful to edit articles for the world outside the USA? Incidentally, I believe that the global figure is closer to one million. Chris, Cape Town, South Africa.

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