1 – Biking
Probably the most obvious alternative is biking. It gives you exercise, releases stress and you can cover great distances with it. My morning and evening commute are 10 kilometers each and it takes me around 35 minutes to get across the city on bike. Then I don’t have to worry about finding a spot once I arrive!
As a workout, biking is a no-brainer! It burns 400 calories per hour, strengthens your lower body, including your legs, and hips while keeping it gentle on the joints. Overall a top notch cardio workout! Also, it feels great going straight through the city without being caught up in traffic. On a bike, you’ll see the environment from another perspective, too!
Obviously it is not for everyone but if you live in an area with a decent bicycle paths network and your one-way commute is below or around 6.5 miles (10km), and you have a bike that you can ride, you might want to give it a try!