As today is day 4 of the SEPTA strike, Philadelphians have had to get creative in finding other modes of transportation to get from Point A to Point B.
The only good thing about the strike? It's introducing people to new and healthier ways to get to work every day that's not only better for them, but for the environment as well.
One way Philadelphians have chosen to get around during the strike is via Philly's bike share program Indego, much like our Bike Pottstown, but blue instead of yellow bikes (the name is an awesome play on words!). Just take it from first-time riders Pilar and Charles- you never know until you try! They're even offering a great deal for Election Day- bike to the polls for just $1! Ride in style and let your voice be heard.
Additionally, Be Well Philly, the health and fitness blog of Philadelphia magazine, helps to organize #RuntoWorkPHL Day every year where commuters skip SEPTA and, instead, opt to run to work. They've compiled some great tips for biking and running to work to help SEPTA commuters navigate through the strike.
And if you're so inclined, you can follow New York resident and veteran "canuter" Zach Schwitzky's lead as he kayaks to work every day and year-round across the Hudson River. Just awesome!
It just goes to show that something positive can be found out of even the worst of situations.
Happy Fit Friday, everyone!