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People Power - The Power of Walking and Cycling

Walking and cycling over short distances are two major ways in which the use of automobiles can be reduced. Not only are they good forms of exercise, they help to reduce the emission of green house gases and reduce traffic congestion drastically.

Walking and cycling as modes of short distance transportation is especially popular in European countries. They are seen not only as ways to promote public health, but to cut down of fossil fuel dependence and the impacts of burning these fuels. Both walking and cycling fall under the category of active transportation. Physical activities such as walking and cycling, helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and many other lifestyle diseases and disorders.