A walk a day keeps his spending at bay
Going for a walk took on a whole new meaning for Steve Fitzgerald two years ago when he decided to change his usual commute. In August of 2008, Steve started walking to work instead of driving alone. He now travels the 3.25 miles to work on foot at least two to three times each week.
Walking doesn’t only have obvious health benefits, but also keeps money in his wallet. According to Steve, he saves at least $75 each month. In addition, in the past eight years of owning his car, it only has 32,000 miles on it. Because of this, Steve has been able to adjust his car insurance to “pleasure driving,” saving him even more money every month.
Steve says his largest expense comes from the new sneakers he needs to buy every so often, but that doesn’t seem to bother him. “I have never parted with money more easily. Worn-out athletic gear is a badge of honor for me,” Steve says.
On top of the health and financial benefits of walking to work, Steve has also been able to enjoy the sights and sounds of his journey to work that he wouldn’t have seen while driving. “I have seen many sunrises, sunsets and moon and stars – things I otherwise would have missed,” he says. “It's an adventure.”
Don’t believe us? See for yourself in Steve’s Diary of a Clean Commuter.