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How can I take advantage of Recreational Trails Program funding?

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is an assistance program of the US Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initially created under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 ( ...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 >

What technologies and cell phone applications are available to promote bicycling and walking?

There are a number of cell phone and smartphone applications related to walking and bicycling currently available, as well as traditional web sites. These interactive programs allow users to find bicycling and walking routes, ...more >

What technologies and cell phone applications are available to promote bicycling and walking?

There are a number of cell phone and smartphone applications related to walking and bicycling currently available, as well as traditional web sites. These interactive programs allow users to find bicycling and walking routes, ...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 >

Is it safer for bicyclists to ride with traffic or to ride against traffic?

Bicyclists should ride with traffic. One of the keys to safe bicycling is to be as predictable and as conspicuous as possible so that motorists always know you are there and can predict what you are going to do. ...more >

What is the best way to encourage work trips by bicycle?

Recruiting commuter cyclists depends on effective hardware and attractive software. Hardware includes: Supportive facilities such as bike lanes and off-road trails. Current and would-be cycling commuters identify physical barriers and safety concerns as reasons to cycle less or not at all when deciding which mode to choose for work trips. ...more >

What do we need to consider in selecting bicycle racks in order to reduce future maintenance costs?

There are several factors to consider when selecting bicycle racks to keep future maintenance costs to a minimum: Finish . Painted racks look great new, but even the best powder coat finish is subject to chipping, ...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 >

How safe do people feel bicycling?

The Omnibus Survey completed for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics in February 2003 asked all respondents how safe they felt using different modes of transport. When asked, "How satisfied are you with how your local community is designed for making bike riding safe? ...more >