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Do You Walk to Work?

We recently learned about the best and worst walking cities in America and now I wanted to bring to your attention the cities known for having the most walking commuters:

Tempe, AZ
New Haven, CT
Bloomington, IN
Cambridge, MA
Biloxi, MS
Portsmouth, NH
Cincinnati, OH
Stillwater, OK
Vermillion, SD
Burlington, VT
Laramie, WY

Quite frankly, some of these shocked me, especially since no major cities made the list. So this got me to thinking about you guys. Do you walk to work?


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keiraz keiraz 9 years
It sux walking even a meter alone by myself where I live :-S And anyway, It's 15 minutes by car so not Thaaat close to walk to..I use a cab.
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
I live about an hour from my office so I can never walk to work.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I live 2 miles away from my job, but weather very rarely ever permits where I live. It's usually too hot+humid and rain just happens at a moment's notice.
fasttalkingdame fasttalkingdame 9 years
I live in Washington, DC, about a mile and a half from my office. I walk at least one way most days... not when it's raining, very cold, or I'm running pretty late, but most of the time otherwise.
ksw4543 ksw4543 9 years
so proud of connecticut for getting on the list! i live in MD, i walk to the metro, metro to my stop, then walk to campus. i average about six to eight miles a day from this walking and other walking around campus.
kiwishe kiwishe 9 years
I used to be the laziest person and take the subway to get somewhere 6 blocks away. Now I've gotten cheap and frugal, and walk to and from work, 35 blocks away, every day, rain, shine, sleet or blizzard.
I am 20 minutes away from my office. I ALWAYS walk to work, whatever the weather, because it helps me wake up, because I don't like taking the bus AND anyway, I feel like I get there more quickly. Or at least, there are no surprises: I know when I get there. It's great!
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Yep, I ALWAYS walk to work. Sometimes I cheat and get a ride home if my fiance is driving past, but I generally make up for it because some days I need to walk home in the middle of the day to intercept a package before he finds it and ruins the surprise. I live a little under 2 miles away, so it's about 35 minutes each day... so since I'm walking, I feel less guilty if I don't make it to the gym.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Unfortunately, I live about 30 miles from work and I have to commute on the highway to get there every day. If I lived within 10 miles of work, I'd totally either walk or bike there.
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
I'm fortunate enough to live a block from my office. My walk consists of strolling along the ocean, admiring the view, and then I'm there!
AMP AMP 9 years
Yes, all the time, unless its raining. And its rare for my city, I live in LA. But I got lucky in that my job is only about 6 blocks from where I live.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Yes, I always walk. Even though all of my bus rides are free - I am probably the only MUNI driver who walks to and from work regardless of the weather or time of day. It's the best part of my day at my job - walking away from the division and the bus.
beram1220 beram1220 9 years
How do these people in those cities walk to work when its like 20 below??? Wyoming??
tuliprush tuliprush 9 years
I'm with mandy frost. I walk to the subway, take the subway into Downtown L.A., and then walk from the subway to work. Probably 25 mins of walking in there to get to work.
piraterie piraterie 9 years
If I lived close enough, I would absolutely walk! Unfortunately, it's a 20 minute drive, so walking's pretty out of the question.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i used to when i was living in manhattan, but i now live a solid hour and a half train ride from work. so that's a no!
smellen smellen 9 years
i live about 7 miles away from work, and would like to start riding my bike, but i'm still a bit scared of riding here in chicago. i do take public trans, and walk about 2-3 blocks twice a day, so at least a small daily activity i can add to my usual gym routine.
mandy_frost mandy_frost 9 years
I said other. I walk a good distance to the metro, take it, and then walk a good distance to work, but I don't even live in DC. I live in VA, and it's not like Georgetown to Rosslyn. It's outside the beltway Alexandria to midtown.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
20 minute drive... I've thought about trading in my mountain bike for a road model and taking that to work, though.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 9 years
No way... I work 45 miles from home. San Jose to San Bruno. I like walking, but not that much!
rpenner rpenner 9 years
nope, never. i have a 45min drive to work so i don't think i'd make it if i walked!
taratootie taratootie 9 years
nicolem2: I second that! Cincinnati?!!! Yeah, go ahead and walk if you want to get robbed or shanked in the kidney! Most of my experience is from friends that went there for undergrad/ med school... and they were hella afraid to walk around. Seriously my friend is like 6'4'' and would RUN from campus to his car to avoid being stopped. Ha! I guess maybe SOME of it is safe, in daylight...
kelsee kelsee 9 years
I work more the 30 min away, I would have to start early..;)
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 9 years
I'm actually not surprised that NYC didn't make the list, since the middle class has been getting pushed out of Manhattan more and commutes are getting longer for many NYers. I take the subway to work but my walk to and from the subway adds up to about 30-40 minutes a day of walking (if I don't take the bus to my office from the subway - I walk unless it's truly miserable weather).
jasmint jasmint 9 years
If I could walk to work I definitely would. I only work about three miles from home, but it's still a little too long to walk to/from every day. If my commute were half as long I'd do it, no question. I hate driving!
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