Santé Montréal

IT'S SUMMER! TIME TO MOVE!

Active transportation is using your own power to get from one place to another.Click to zoom in

This includes all non-motorized means

  • Walking or jogging
  • Biking
  • Skateboarding, rollerblading
  • Others 

Using public transportation (bus, metro and train) help increase active transportation since people
often walk or bike to the bus stop or metro station. 


USING ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

To improve your health

  • Exercising can improve concentration and performance at work or school. The pleasure that comes with exercising and feelings of well-being reduce stress and anxiety. 
  • You can meet the recommended physical activity guidelines by using active transportation 30 minutes a day.

To reduce costs

  • Biking and walking are the most accessible means of transportation. Bicycle maintenance is not very expensive and walking is free! 

To respect the environment

  • Biking and walking produce no harmful emissions.

To save time

  • Bikes are faster than cars during rush hour periods, for distances up to 5 km: no traffic jams, no parking problems when you use active transportation. You’re also getting in shape  as you save time!