Biking and Walking

Biking and walking are commuting options that reduce traffic, improve air quality and reduce commuting costs. They also can be part of a program for better health and fitness.

Employers can help encourage biking and walking by offering bike racks, lockers, and showering and changing facilities.

Make safety a top priority when you bike or walk.

If you want to try commuting by biking or walking:

  • TRY A PRACTICE RUN ON A WEEKEND TO FIND A ROUTE, IDENTIFY SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS AND SEE HOW LONG IT TAKES
  • START SLOWLY, PERHAPS ONE OR TWO DAYS A WEEK, AND GRADUALLY BUILD UP TO USING THIS OPTION MORE OFTEN.
  • FIND CO-WORKERS AND FRIENDS WHO BIKE OR WALK AND COMMUTE WITH THEM.

Combine Bicycling and Transit
LANTA Metro has bike racks on buses. These are easy to use [link to video on how to use a bike rack] and free!

Click here for more information on using the bike racks on Metro.

Biking To Work
The region’s bike clubs may be able to help you find people to bike with on your commute.

Walking To Work

If you want to walk to work:

  • SELECT A GOOD PAIR OF WALKING SHOES AND APPROPRIATE CLOTHING.
  • BE SAFE AND USE SIDEWALKS, CROSSWALKS, AND OTHER PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES WHEREVER POSSIBLE.
  • ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE WALKING AT DAWN, DUSK OR IN THE DARK, CONSIDER THE LIGHTING CONDITIONS WHERE YOU WILL BE WALKING. CONSIDER WEARING REFLECTIVE CLOTHING AND/OR WRIST OR LEG BANDS