Active and Economical Ways to Avoid Public Transportation

The Problems with Public Transportation

In today’s modern world there are multitude of option regarding transportation , whether it be on land, out at sea, or by air. There are certain key factors you should consider when using public transportation like the higher risk of contacting an infectious diseases, the chances of being assaulted, the safety of the vehicle itself, etc. Public transportation may seem like the most logical alternative, but there are other options that can get you to point A to B be while also lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease and promoting overall optimal health.

Ways to Avoid Public Transportation

The City Commute


Only major cities like Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Boston have expansive subway systems  that can efficiently provide transportation to various districts in a city. The inability to move into the surrounding suburbs of a city limits the area you can cover by this mode of transit. The subway system has numerous experienced cases of assault, both physical and sexual, although it is mainly subject to violent crime like theft or gang activity.

Bus Transit

The efficiency of the city’s transit system all depends on the infrastructure of the city. For many people in more affluent regions, bus transit could be an ideal mode of transportation that could lessen the emission of carbon monoxide with its green design and the participation of the riders. On the other hand, less economically advantageous districts see more violence associated with this practice that may go unchecked depending of the crime and subsequent policies of that city.


Outside of New York or L.A. , taxis are neither the most sensible nor the most accessible option. If you live in a city, obtain a driver’s license or commute with out the use of a motor powered vehicle. Shuttles are only necessary , and readily available, if you are at the airport or are a senior citizen.


Carpooling is a great option when it comes to commuting to work or other planned social encounters. It is the midpoint between public city and single rider transit, in that you ride in a communal vehicle, but are already acquainted with those around you, which can provide its own fair share of difficulties.When making concessions to the will of the group one may find themselves in awkward social situations like waiting on a coworker, thereby making everyone else tardy or proving a scenario where more personal encounters may be possible outside the workplace, resulting in hostility or ill- will at a place of business. 

The Original Self Powered Engines of Commute: Our Bodies

The advantage of self powered engines is the facility with which they can progress in zones that are backed up due to traffic jams. Despite this, neither cycling nor running is able to output the same amount of horsepower or speed equivalent to a motors engine vehicle. When deciding on a way to get around take into account distance from point A to point B , your speed, the climate and pace of traffic of your area,  and any incidentals that could impede travel and cause tardiness. 


Cycling has practical application in both densely populated urban location, as well as more rural setting. This alternative is great because it is a holistic activity that will increase muscle tone and cardio vascular health. It is also a simple way to build stamina, increase metabolism , and burn calories. A steady hour of cycling will burn at least 300 calories; your morning commute has now become your hour at the gym.Road bikes are most suitable for urban use, although certain mountain bikes may be ideal for city use in areas of rougher terrain, places where there are uneven roads, large potholes, etc.In order to buy a high quality mountain bike that is suitable and versatile for multiple terrains, consider a reputable brand name like the Schwinn Protocol 1.0 for Men or the Schwinn Women’s High Timber which is a great option for city use on uneven roads and for light terrain on mountain paths.


Skating is a very active and healthy form of transportation, but many retailors, who will not permit you to skate near their establishment, do not accept it. Being forced to skate closer to traffic may result in higher chance of injury to the skater, and potentially drivers also.


This option may only be ideal if the places you frequent are within a radius of 15 miles. It is a leisurely activity that will stimulate the body, but is less than practical.


Running will further increase stamina by conditioning your body and mind.  The constant high impact on hard surfaces like concrete will damage the body’ s joints , even with the proper clothing, like insolated sneakers. If you intend on running to and from work, the amount of perspiration may make this option undesirable, unless there is a shower at your place of work.

Endless Options

Self propelled methods of transport have the potential to improve holistic health, reduce carbon monoxide emissions, and save money. Cycling may prove to be the most sensible option because it is usually faster than walking or running, without taking its toll on the body, and more socially accepted than roller-skating. Whatever you decide make sure it is active, safe, fun, and most importantly, economically sensible.