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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 >

Which are the best cities for bicycling?

Bicycling Magazine tries to answer this question every couple of years. Their 2001 rankings are split into three different size categories; with the smallest city population included being 200,000 people. ...more >

What is the Bicycle Commuter Act and what are the tax benefits for biking to work?

The 2008 US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) found that 0.55% of the US population used a bike as their primary transportation method for getting to work. The 2008 numbers represent a 14% ...more >

I get bored walking. How can walking be more fun?

Make it interesting! Here are some tips to put more fun into walking and to keep you motivated to walk: Make it social -- Walk with friends, social groups, walking clubs, or combine walking with another fun occasion, ...more >

What are the national transportation-related surveys that include bicycling?

United States Census, 1990 & 2000: Percentage of journeys to work by bicycle in 1990: 0.41% (466,856 people) Percentage of journeys to work by bicycle in 2000: 0.38% (488,497 people -- data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability) ...more >

What are the health benefits of walking?

The health benefits of regular physical activity are far-reaching. Physical activity doesn't have to be very strenuous for an individual to reap significant health benefits. Even small increases in light to moderate activity, ...more >

Why do people ride bicycles?

The February 2003 Omnibus Survey conducted by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) found that of the 20.9 million people riding bikes the majority reported doing so for exercise/health (41 percent) ...more >