Trees, what can’t they do? They shelter urban wildlife, improve our mental health, and provide the very air we breathe. And it turns out that just the presence of trees at a public transit stop might be enough to improve riders’ perception of the transit experience—even if the actual service doesn’t improve at all.
My commute is made shorter by riding a bike. It takes about the same time to get to work by bike or by car for me, but getting home? I pass numerous cars stuck waiting for lights, because I ride on a local multi-use trail. Not everyone is that lucky, and it helps that work provides both a bike lockup and a changeroom with showers.