Today is Walk to Work Day! Last year more than 5,800 San Franciscans traveled with at least a 15 minute walking commute. Some companies mobilized their employees. Ritual Coffee Roasters gave out free coffee to anyone who was walking to work! There was even a special happy hour giving out awards and free drinks to those who had the “Longest Walking Commute,” “Most Interesting Sight,” “Best Shoe Bling,” and “Most Company Employees Participating.”
Walk to Work Day Asks Why You Care, and Why You Walk. Here is my answer below. What’s yours?
I love viewing the city, love nature, and exploring! I take different routes to learn about history, buildings, neighborhoods or people. It allows you to be part of the city.
You always have fresh air and a natural “commute.” I try different routes so as to keep myself active and to not get in a rut. I do love the long 11 block climb from SOMA up to Grace Cathedral. That’s a great hike, and then vista!
I also love that I don’t have to join a gym, and get natural exercise. So I save money. I also save money by not having to pay parking tickets. 🙂
I enjoy being with people and saying hello as I walk down the street. It might be a hotel doorman or doorwoman. And there is always a way to help people. Just a simple hello might brighten someone’s day.