Outdoor winter exercise isn't always that fun, so it's important to keep walking and biking for transportation. Taking transit also adds exercise to your day because every trip starts and ends with walking.
Be safe and be seen in the dark days of winter
· Read these tips provided by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and keep the kiddies safe.
· Biking in the rain works better with good riding technique and gear. General advice on rain gear and these reviews are helpful.
SDOT's Holiday Pedestrian Safety Campaign encourages pedestrians and motorists to take a few simple steps to make sure they arrive at their destinations safely.
· Never pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk
· Put away cell phones
· Yield to pedestrians
· Make eye contact with pedestrians before going through a crosswalk or intersection
· Use the sidewalk and marked crosswalks
· Wear bright clothing
· Turn off headphones
· Make eye contact with drivers who are approaching
The campaign kicked off on December 3 with carolers singing safety songs at the Figgy Pudding event downtown.
Celebrate the holidays downtown and in your neighborhood
· Downtown Seattle shines for the holidays with arts, entertainment, shopping and more. Getting to downtown is a snap with so many travel options.
· Your neighborhood shopping district is an easy walk or bus ride for many residents. Many neighborhood shopping districts have special events in December, so shop and celebrate locally. This can reduce stress and decrease travel times.