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Public transit users take 30 percent more steps and spend roughly eight more minutes walking each day than drivers.

Chicago's burgeoning walking communities hit the streets

It's no secret that walking is an affordable, practical and enjoyable way to exercise and get around.

src=http://www.activetrans.org/sites/default/files/Sam%20Kuchen.jpgWhile some people prefer a solo stroll, many people like to walk in the company of others. In some cases, these social walkers form clubs. Many say clubs keep them motivated and enthusiastic year-round.

So how do these groups work and what do participants get out of them?

Check out this recent article in Modeshift for an introduction to some of the walking groups in the region.

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