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Transportation Ideas - farmer leaning on fenceTransportation looms large for people living in rural areas. Having to drive farther for everything can really affect activity choices.

Here are some tips for overcoming the transportation barrier to help people be active outside their home or farm.

Some transportation ideas:

  • Arrange school buses’ morning routes so that they can also pick up older adults who want to go swimming or to other activities in town.

  • Organize a regional van for sport or fitness days at the community hall. Rotate the location of the fitness day among various halls in an area.

  • Start a neighbour network. Encourage people to invite their neighbours if they are going for a walk or bike ride or driving into town for an activity. Car pooling is not just for urban commuters.

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