Rise to the 100% more active with public transit challenge!
Corridors and staircases have been identified all over the métro system and are displaying the number of stairs to climb or metres to cover. When you see these signs, challenge yourself to choose the stairs instead of the escalators and, why not, to pick up the pace when walking down longer corridors. The 100% more active challenge lets you get your daily exercise, while you embrace public transportation in your way of life.
The challenging signs can be found in these stations:
Did you know?
An average transit user walk a total of 2 km in their day.
This is equal to:
2 900 steps
30 minutes of walking
94% of the physical activity recommended for adults and 47% for children and teens (data taken from 2013 OD survey)
And with experts1 recommending that people take some 10,000 steps a day to stay in shape, you already have a head start!
How and when does active transportation happen?
By walking from your departure point to your bus stop or métro station
By walking to transfer from one to another (bus or métro)
From secondary walking opportunities: running errands at lunch, getting to a daytime appointment
By using the stairs in the métro instead of the escalators
By extending walking distance for bus (walking to next bus stop instead of just waiting)
By standing in the métro instead of sitting down
By riding a bike to reach your métro station
All of that walking adds up to your daily physical activity.