Enabling Active Lifestyles
Metro supports vibrant neighborhoods by providing access to life's destinations, reducing reliance on cars, and encouraging riders to use a variety of modes of transportation.
Riders increase physical activity when they choose Metro. Most of our Metrorail stations are served by sidewalks and often adjacent to compact land use development. Over half of riders arrive on foot at most Metro stations. Even those who arrive by car add activity to their day as they reach their platform and depart at their destination. Walking a half mile each way to and from a Metro station (as the average Metrorail rider does) is equivalent to 15-20 minutes of moderate physical activity.