nearly half of all trips in the United States are three miles or less; more than a quarter are less than a mile.
--March/April issue of Sierra
Also, if you do the exercise and realize you have no destinations within 1 mile of home, why do you live there? move. seriously.
What if there was something you could do to improve your health and fitness, save money, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, improve air quality, and reduce your carbon footprint, all at the same time—would you do it?
Maybe that’s a bit of preaching to the choir here, but that’s the idea behind The 1-Mile Solution. As Andy Cline explains,
The idea is simple: Find your home on a map…Draw a circle with a 1-mile radius around your home. Try to replace one car trip per week within that circle by riding a bicycle or walking. At an easy riding pace you can travel one mile on a bicycle in about seven minutes. Walking takes about 20 minutes at an easy pace.
Read more: http://velonews.competitor.com/2008/12/news/legally-speaking-with-bob-mionske-the-1-mile-solution_86235#ixzz0p3YNvInf
The One Mile Solution at legally speaking