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Is there widespread support for walking?

A national Surface Transportation Policy Project survey released in 2003 showed that many Americans are in favor of walking more places, and they are willing to invest what is necessary to make it possible. The poll found that 55 percent of the adults would rather walk than drive if given the choice. The survey shows that 68 percent of adults favor investing more federal money into improving walkability in order to make walking safer for people of all ages, especially children. Seventy-four percent of those polled favored using state transportation money to help fund Safe Routes to School initiatives. An overwhelming 84 percent of those polled favored designing streets for slower traffic speeds using state transportation money even if it means that they would have to drive slower themselves.