Multimodal Movement: Walking has many benefits

Apr 29, 2024

Our islands offer the best environment for walking. Incorporate walking into your plan to get from one place to another. In this month’s Multimodal Movement segment on KITV, we feature walking as a means to get around.

There are many benefits to walking: 

  • Saves you money and reduces your car dependency
  • Adds some healthy activity to your day
  • Supports our cleaner air and better for our environment

These walking segments are just one of many this year that will share tips on joining the multimodal movement. These highlight the benefits of riding the bus, biking, and rail, among others.

Viewers will see how everyday multimodal transportation users go about their day without having to depend on driving a car, how making the choice is easy, and how it helps to reduce carbon emissions and traffic. The goal is to increase awareness of multimodal transportation choices and encourage residents to consider changing their routine and mindset about getting around.

Another significant benefit of not owning a car is saving money on gas and maintenance. In Hawaii, personal vehicles cost an average of $16,200 per household per year. Factoring in all public costs (state and county expenditures, social and economic trade-offs, and real estate value of land set aside for roadways and parking), the total comes to an estimated $40,600 per household per year.

Watch our two Multimodal Movement spots featuring the benefits walking to get around: Part 1 and Part 2.