Case Study No. 14: Benefits of Bicycling and Walking to Health

National Bicycling and Walking Study

Federal Highway Administration

This document is intended to assist officials and citizens in determining current levels of use of bicycling and walking, to give reasons why bicycling and walking are not used more for transportation and recreation in the United States, and to show the health economic costs and benefits of promoting these activities for health and fitness. The document indicates how interest in bicycling and walking may be increased through safety education, improved employer relationships, and pedestrian heightened awareness of this right to travel in a healthy environment.

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

Filed in: Health

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