Mazda Employees Encouraged To Walk

Japanese automaker Mazda is recommending to its employees to walk to work rather than Zoom-Zoom their commute by car as part of an effort to improve their health and protect the environment. Small allowances of 1,500 Yen (12$) per month will be given to employees living more than 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) away from the office and walking a round-trip of 4 kilometers (2.48 miles) at least 15 times a month. It is permitted to take the train or bus as long as you get off far enough to fulfill the distance requirements. The monetary allowance might seem small, but we suspect that the fuel-money saved (gasoline is not cheap in Japan) and the health benefits add up to a significant difference, not to mention that it's good for good ol' Nature. A while ago we wrote about something similar: Yamaha Pays Employees to Leave the Motorcycle Home. ::Mazda Recommends Employees Walk to Office, ::Jalopnik