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

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.

Filed in: Community Problems and Solutions, Plans and Policies, Why Walk or Bike

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