Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on June 16th, 2010 at 10:12 am
New data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration shows that biking and walking have increased by 25% in America since 2001.
The National Bicycling and Walking Study: A 15-Year Status Report, put together by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (and funded by the FHWA) looked at trends in biking and walking levels since 1994 and is an update to a study done that same year. The report noted a significant increase in walking, fewer injuries and fatalities to people walking and biking, and an increased amount of federal investment in non-motorized transportation modes.
For U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, the report will be used as much-needed ammunition to maintain his drumbeat for active transportation.
Here are a few key graphs from the report:
You can download the complete report as a PDF here.