Walking and Cycling in the United States, 2001–2009

Evidence From the National Household Travel Surveys
Source: American Journal of Public Health

This paper examines trends in walking and bicycling based on data collected in the 2001 and 2009 National Household Travel Surveys. According to the findings, walking increased slightly, whereas cycling levels stagnated during this time period, and the overall prevalence of active travel remained low.Improved infrastructure for walking and cycling must be combined with programs to encourage activetravel among more groups, especially children, seniors, and women.

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