Just for today, leave the car keys behind. Resolve to get around by foot, bicycle or public transportation: it’s World Car Free Day.
Initiated in 1994, this event is intended to promote the improvement of mass transit, cycling and walking. By making biking, walking, and transit easier and safer options for getting around, we’ll be less sedentary and enjoy the unique gifts of better health, and our environment will benefit as well.
If aching knees prevent you walking as much as you would like, The Knee Pain Relieving Walking Shoes have a patented sole that helps relieve the discomfort. Developed with rheumatology experts, the shoes employ flexure zones built into the outsoles, proven in a study at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago to reduce knee load by 20%, essential for slowing the progression of osteoarthritis. EVA insoles provide added comfort with every step.
Many of us are hesitant to cycle after sunset or on busier roads. The Cyclist’s Virtual Safety Lane mounts to a bicycle’s seat post and projects two 5-milliwatt red lasers onto the ground, generating a virtual bicycle lane. Providing motorists with a visual indicator of a cyclist’s riding width, it is ideal for increasing the safety margin around a cyclist during pre-dawn or dusk rides.
Here’s a mode of transportation that is fun, completely different, and a great workout, too. This “bicycle” is propelled by elliptical exercise movements, providing a full-body, low-impact workout outside, while transporting you from place to place. The bicycle’s upright handlebars and foot platforms move back-and-forth, propelling the three-wheeled bike forward. It would make a unique gift for anyone who is bored by their regular exercise routine, too.
You may find organized World Car Free Day events in your community. Regardless, plan just one trip today getting around without your automobile. You—and the Earth—will benefit. You may even be tempted to make it a daily habit.