Benefits

Participating in Active Transportation, choosing to walk or wheel in your daily life, results in a tremendous amount of health benefits to you, the environment, and the community:

You:

  • Reduces chronic illness like stroke, heart disease, and diabetes
  • Increases energy
  • Promotes positive mental health
  • Encourages habit of exercising daily
  • Burns calories instead of fossil fuels!

Environment:

  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change
  • Reduces noise pollution
  • Reduces air pollution

Community:

  • Reduces congestion and makes for more livable, breathable and safe neighbourhoods
  • Enhanced quality of life

Some reasons why people from Colchester County choose Active Transportation:

  • “Walking to work is a nice way for me to wake up in the morning and calm down after work.”
  • “I choose AT to enjoy the great outdoors and take in some fresh air.”
  • “It’s fun! Easy pace and social.”
  • “I like that I get fresh air, move my body, see the river, and not burn fuel when I walk or bike to school.”

What's Your Reason?