Nationwide, people are changing how they think about transportation…

We get it. Change is hard. And we tend to cling to our traditions and our ideals –and what do we love almost as much as mom’s apple pie? Our Chevy’s. But don’t panic. We aren’t asking you to give up your beloved car—we just want you to think about it every once in a while. You could walk, ride your bike, or hop on the free trolley.

Going green is good for everyone. Not only does it help our economy (for every $1 invested in public transportation, the community generates $4) but it also helps the environment and our own bodies. It’s a win-win.

Join the new “MOVEment” at and find out how you can make a difference in our city.

Move it People is a campaign sponsored by the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization in an effort to help our city become the progressive, urban cool place it is destined to be. And our partners, LexPark and LexTran have joined in  to help get the message out.

So get out there and Move it, people!

Saddle up, people!

Save green. Bicycling will help you save money by eliminating or cutting back on your gas bill. Cyclists can store bikes on the Lextran bus if you need to!

Feel better. Over 75% of people who switch from sedentary commuting to cycling improve their heart, lungs and blood vessels greatly in 6-8 weeks.

Save Time. Bicycling is faster than other modes when traveling distances under three miles.

Go green. Cars are the single largest source of U.S. air pollution. When bicycling is substituted for short auto trips, 3.6 lbs of pollutants are kept from being emitted into the atmosphere.

Move people!

Walking in Lexington not only gives you a chance to take in our beautiful town, it can reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart attack, stroke, and glaucoma. You can lose weight and feel better. And think about this…decreasing exposure to heavy traffic and annoying commutes can seriously reduce your stress level! And you’ll be doing your part to reduce harmful emissions into our environment.

Have fun with it: Take a friend or take your MP3 player. Music encourages movement, while conversation helps motivate you to stay on track.

The Earth will thank you: By walking instead of driving, you’re reducing vehicle emissions and road wear while consuming less fuel.

Ride, don’t drive!

Think about all you could be doing if you rode the free trolley or bus instead of driving your car.

Texting. Tweeting. Reading. Crossword puzzling. Knitting. Meditating. So, ditch the car every now and then and ride.

For more information on the Move It, People Campaign, contact:

Kenzie Gleason