Case Study No. 1: Reasons Why Bicycling and Walking Are And Are Not Being Used More Extensively as Travel Modes

National Bicycling and Walking Study
Source: Federal Highway Administration

The following issues are addressed through the various sections of the report:

  • The chief factors influencing the decision to bicycle or walk
  • The effect of facilities, environment, and commute distances on levels of bicycle commuting
  • Whether public policy can cultivate higher levels of purposeful bicycling and walking
  • Whether enough is known about bicycling and walking habits to accurately predict levels of usage under different conditions

This report is one of twenty-four reports in the National Bicycling and Walking Study series.

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