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Why Walking Should Get a Seat at the Table

June 19, 2010

Earlier this week the Federal Highway Administration released “The National Biking and Walking Study: a 15-year Status Report.” This study, by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, discusses trends and outcomes in bicycling and walking since 1994. We at America Walks think the news is pretty good! 

First and foremost, the report shows that Americans are hitting the sidewalks and streets on foot and by pedal in record numbers. From 1990 to 2009, the number of trips taken on foot more than doubled from 18 billion to 42.5 billion. Similarly, the number of bike trips increased from 1.7 billion to 4 billion.

To read more about the report, check out the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website: http://fastlane.dot.gov/2010/06/new-report-shows-biking-and-walking-gains.html.