Did you know:
- The average person loses 13 pounds in their first year of commuting to work via bicycle.
- 40% of all auto trips are less than 2 miles, a distance easily bikeable in less than 12 minutes.
- 60% of pollution created by cars happens in the first few minutes of operation.
- If 10% of commuters switched to a bicycle, CO2 pollution would be reduced by 25 million tons per year.
- 12 bicycles can be parked in a single car parking space.
- The U.S. has the highest per capita bicycle ownership in the world, but is at the bottom of the list for using them.
- More Americans work in bicycle-based recreation than are employed as lawyers.
- In 1964 50% of kids rode to school and the obesity rate was 12%. Today only 3% ride to school and 45% of children are obese.
Riding your bicycle or walking, even occasionally, will have a positive impact in your health, your environment and your wallet.
Walk+Roll is about positive change! Walk+Roll raises awareness of our parks and greenspaces, the culture and history of greater Cleveland and encourages healthy, active lifestyles.
Walk+Roll events are more than just recreation. They are also:
- Health: getting outside is fun! And it's good for you and your family.
- History: Cleveland is a true melting pot and people from many cultures built our city.
- Nature: Trees, water, soil, rocks, insects, animals, plants, weather, air and sunshine. They are all here to study, perserve, explore and learn.
- Art: Everyone is an artist or appreciates artists. Art surrounds your world if you look and see.
- Music: The park will be filled with people making music or playing music. Music makes life better.
- People: By coming together in urban spaces, people from many backgrounds, of many colors and of all ages will enjoy the day together.
- Neighborhoods: People coming together make neighbors. Neighbors coming together make neighborhoods. Love thy neighbor and thy neighborhoods.
- Education: Teach your children health, history, nature, art and music by participating in Walk+Roll Cleveland
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