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

SouthtownStar: Traveling via bus might be the wave of the future

Citizen journalist Paul Eisenberg of Crete writes how he plans to hook his 6-year old on public transportation: by taking a bus trip to Mitchell's Ice Cream in Homewood. Excellent advice: that's how I taught my daughter to love the Pace 359 bus when we lived in Markham; it was front door service to a creamy heaven.

Footprints coach Mary-Lynn Wilson is going to offer Paul some help in navigating the bus routes and transfers to make the trip. Footprints coaches are everywhere this summer, helping dads & moms indulge their kids in a car-free sugar romp and shrink their family's carbon footprint at the same time. Sign up for a Footprints coach at http://activetrans.org/footprints, or write to footprints@activetrans.org.

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