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As much as New Yorkers have come to rely on the subway, there are times when getting around the city can prove extremely difficult. Whether it’s due to signal malfunctions or sudden health emergencies, delays are generally expected to occur, and commuters are often faced with a tough choice when that happens: they can either opt for taxi or hop out of the station and walk.

The latter option, while not ideal for all, does have its perks. Not only is it a free method of transportation, it’s also good for burning off some additional calories — in the event you’re wondering exactly how many, there’s a new subway map that outlines it all for us.

Created by UK-based pharmacy site,, this New York City map shows the calories a person can burn by walking between subway stops. Taking a stroll between 14 St. Union Square to 8 St. NYU, for instance, burns a whopping 45 calories, while a leisurely jaunt from Astor Pl. to Bleeker Street cuts off 31 calories.

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The exact calorie count can vary from person to person, as the figures on the map were calculated based on someone walking at a speed of 3 miles per hour, and weighing the average U.S. weight of 179 lbs (or 81kg). Even so, the resource can provide a rough estimate for those looking to ditch the MTA.

In addition, also complied data for the top 10 longest and shortest routes on the network, as well as the amount of calories burned by jogging or cycling between stops.

According to the website, the Seventh Avenue and Nassau Street lines are the “most walkable,” with average walking times of 9.1 and 9.4 minutes per leg, respectively. In contrast, the Eighth Avenue and Sixth Avenue lines had the highest average times, with respective times of 12.9 and 13.1 minutes.

For more information, click here to see full, hi-res version of the map.

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