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Publication No. FHWA-HRT-05-088. Bicycling and Walking in the United States Today. Cambridge, MA. (This picture shows bicyclists not wearing helmets. FHWA strongly recommends that all bicyclists wear helmets.). Lesson 2. Lesson Outline. How much biking and walking people actually do.

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bicycling and walking in the united states today

Publication No. FHWA-HRT-05-088

Bicycling and Walkingin the United States Today

Cambridge, MA

(This picture shows bicyclists not wearing helmets. FHWA strongly recommends that all bicyclists wear helmets.)

Lesson 2

lesson outline
Lesson Outline
  • How much biking and walking people actually do.
  • Factors that influence walking or biking decisions.
  • Strategies that can be used to encourage bicycling and walking.
regional variations in mode choice
Regional Variations in Mode Choice
  • Values in table are the % of trips by mode indicated.
  • Source: Pucher, J., and J.L. Renne, “Socioeconomics of Urban Travel:
  • Evidence from the 2001 NHTS,” Transportation Quarterly, vol. 57, no. 3, summer 2003.
factors influencing walking biking decisions
Factors Influencing Walking/Biking Decisions
  • Distance/time.
  • Attitude.
  • Trip barriers.
  • Destination barriers.
strategies to increase bicycling and walking
Strategies to Increase Bicycling and Walking
  • Build on existing support.
  • Press the transit connection.
  • Increase opportunities for recreational walking and bicycling.
  • Other strategies?
lesson summary
Lesson Summary
  • People are already biking and walking.
  • There are a variety of reasons why people choose whether or not to bike or walk.
  • There are many ways to encourage bicycling and walking in the community.
  • Bicycling and walking help to maintain independence and mobility for all people.