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Meet a Woman Who ‘Runs’ For Transit in Seattle

Bay to Breakers. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

One way we can help save the planet and cut down on motor vehicle use is to think creatively about common car trips that seem to be "automatic" or thought of as a necessity. Seattle's Laura Goodfellow is certainly doing that.

So how do you keep the miles from getting monotonous when training for a marathon? Public transit! Goodfellow has run 12 marathons, and the training never gets boring because she incorporates public transit — boats, buses, and trains — into her running to add variety and explore new places.

Throughout her travels by foot and transit, Goodfellow, who has never owned a car, has witnessed firsthand how so many of our streets are dangerous for vulnerable users, and she hopes to recruit more runners to advocate for safer streets for pedestrians.

Check out our Streetfilms video on Goodfellow:

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