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What is a state Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, and what are the Coordinator's primary responsibilities?

The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) mandated that all state departments of transportation have a bicycle and pedestrian coordinator or program manager. A coordinator's primary functions are to institutionalize nonmotorized transportation within a larger state agency and to increase the number of citizens safely bicycling and walking in the state. ...more >

What is a state Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, and what are the Coordinator's primary responsibilities?

The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) mandated that all state departments of transportation have a bicycle and pedestrian coordinator or program manager. A coordinator's primary functions are to institutionalize nonmotorized transportation within a larger state agency and to increase the number of citizens safely bicycling and walking in the state. ...more >

What is a carbon footprint? Is it true that one gallon of gasoline produces 19 pounds of carbon dioxide?

The term carbon footprint describes an action's impact on the environment. All human activities produce varying amounts of the element carbon, the primary chemical building block of all living things. ...more >

What is a carbon footprint? Is it true that one gallon of gasoline produces 19 pounds of carbon dioxide?

The term carbon footprint describes an action's impact on the environment. All human activities produce varying amounts of the element carbon, the primary chemical building block of all living things. ...more >

Should adults get 10,000 steps a day?

The US Surgeon General recommends that adults get 30 minutes of activity (beyond typical daily life) on most days of the week. It takes roughly 2,000 steps to walk a mile, and two miles of brisk walking can be completed in 30 minutes ( ...more >

How can I encourage others to walk for health reasons?

Walking is one of the easiest, safest, and most cost-effective forms of exercise. However, some people are reluctant to walk, despite the many health benefits . Read our section on Overcoming Common Perceptions and Barriers to Walking to understand some of these reasons, ...more >

Why do people walk?

The 2001 National Household Travel Survey reports the following walking trip purposes: Trip Purposes as Percentage of Walking compared to Other Modes, 2001   Percentage of Walking Trips Percentage of Other Modes Social and Recreational 44. ...more >

Why don't people walk?

The 2002 National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors reports that one in five adults age 16 or older have either never walked or had not walked during a thirty-day period in the summer of 2002. ...more >

Which are the best cities for walking?

Prevention Magazine, in coordination with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), create an annual list of the best walking cities in the US. Some of the factors included in the ranking are: ...more >

What's the recommended amount of physical activity for adults?

The US Surgeon General recommends accumulating 30 minutes of activity most days of the week. Assuming that an individual gets 6,000 steps from their other daily activities, 30 minutes of walking can help one achieve a goal of approximately 10, ...more >