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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 >
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 is a state Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, and what are the Coordinator's primary responsibilities?
The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) mandated that all state departments of transportation have a bicycle and pedestrian coordinator or program manager. A coordinator's primary functions are to institutionalize nonmotorized transportation within a larger state agency and to increase the number of citizens safely bicycling and walking in the state. ...more >
What is a carbon footprint? Is it true that one gallon of gasoline produces 19 pounds of carbon dioxide?
The term carbon footprint describes an action's impact on the environment. All human activities produce varying amounts of the element carbon, the primary chemical building block of all living things. ...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 >