Every alternative mode of transportation reduces traffic congestion, typically costs less than driving alone and reduces air emissions. All forms of transportation have unique benefits. Most, however, do not carefully consider all the pros and cons of their transportation choices. Here are a few benefits of alternative modes:
- Healthy Transportation: People who bike, walk, and even take public transportation to work get more routine exercise than those who chose to drive. While driving to work may take less time, exercising and commuting kills two birds with one stone – saving time, because you have already finished your workout for the day, and keeping you healthy.
- Convenience and Savings: The flexibility and similarity to driving alone encourages many people to carpool and vanpool. This inexpensive travel choice puts you in the HOV lane, getting you home quickly.
- It's Your Time: Take the bus or vanpool and do what you want – check the news and stay in touch on your smartphone, read a book, or take a nap. It sure beats the stress and frustration of being stuck in traffic.