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Join the Walk/Ride Day Challenge

Did you know that walking is a major mode of transportation? The MIT Parking and Transportation Office would like you to join in to make walking your mode of transportation getting to and from work.

How to Participate

The Walk/Ride Day Challenge is the last Friday of every month through from April to October. You are encouraged to walk for all or part of your commute to work. Aim for a minimum 15 minute walk each way. If you take public transportation, try walking to a further stop before boarding, or get off a stop early and walk the rest of the distance to work. If your commute is too long, make it a Walk to Lunch Day. Invite your co-workers to join you in a Walk to Lunch. Check out the MIT Walking Map (PDF) for suggested routes close to campus.

The Goal: Add Healthy Steps to Your Day

Walking for 30-60 minutes a day greatly reduces your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. By finding a way to make walking part of each day, you are giving yourself proven health benefits.

Dressing for Walking

Your walking shoes should be comfortable for walking for 15-30 minutes at a stretch. If your work shoes don't work for walking, wear athletic shoes and carry along your work shoes to change into. Remember to dress for the New England weather with a jacket (water-resistant, with hood in rainy climates). Carry your necessary papers, purse, etc. in a small backpack.

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 How to Walk for Absolute Beginners
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 MIT Walking Map (PDF)


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Parking & Transportation Office

Hours: M - F, 8AM - 5PM
Phone: 617-258-6510
Phone (after hours): 617-253-2997
Fax: 617-258-6357
Building: E17-106

Tom Giannino

Robynn Cruz-Walker
Commuter Program Administrator

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