Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking
Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking
Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking
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Ohio Leading the Way in Connecting Dots Between Health and Transportation
Ohio Leading the Way in Connecting Dots Between Health and Transportation
San Francisco Law Helps Companies and Their Employees Ease Their Commutes San Francisco Law Helps Companies and Their Employees Ease Their Commutes
San Francisco Law Helps Companies and Their Employees Ease Their Commutes
San Francisco Law Helps Companies and Their Employees Ease Their Commutes
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Scoring Your Commute: Driving Can Be a Very Poor Choice
Scoring Your Commute: Driving Can Be a Very Poor Choice
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Better Data Collection is Path to Helping People Bike and Walk
Better Data Collection is Path to Helping People Bike and Walk
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LinkedIn, Facebook Show How They Get Employees to Bike and Walk
LinkedIn, Facebook Show How They Get Employees to Bike and Walk

Why is walking such a key part of transportation solutions

No matter what mode one might chose to get around by, it will always involve walking at one point or another. While many commuters may not consider walking as an option at all, it’s a key piece of a region’s overall connectivity.

Places that have interconnected streets, safe sidewalks, and a mix of uses will be more comfortable to walk through, and will therefore draw more people. Policies and laws that support and encourage a place’s walkability, including outreach and education about local resources and destinations, can support greater rates of walking in addition to the other modes that rely on walking for first- and last-mile connections.

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Recent Walking News

Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking

Major U.S. DOT Study Emphasizes Need for More Transit, Biking, Walking


February 20, 2015    Paul Goddin

Transit, bicycling, and pedestrian programs will be increasingly important in order to meet the country’s future transportation needs. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from a new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) called Beyond Traffic. The report, currently still in draft form, is the Obama administration’s 30-year framework of our transportation… Read more »

San Francisco Law Helps Companies and Their Employees Ease Their Commutes

San Francisco Law Helps Companies and Their Employees Ease Their Commutes


November 19, 2014    Krute Singa

Over the past few months, Washington D.C. and New York City have each passed laws for employee commuter benefits, and Honolulu and Kansas City are considering it. So why the growing interest? Probably partly because these cities have seen how, in San Francisco, there has been an increase in the use of sustainable commuting modes… Read more »

Bike-Walk Funding Facing Bumpy Road, Secretary Foxx Says

Bike-Walk Funding Facing Bumpy Road, Secretary Foxx Says


July 21, 2014    Paul Mackie

Bicycling is an important part of the U.S. transportation ecosystem of the future. That was the message U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx offered today as part of a National Press Club speech on the many transportation challenges faced by our partisan-gridlocked country. “True confession: I have been trying for an entire year to figure out… Read more »

Financial Returns for Arlington Transportation Yielding Healthy Sums

Financial Returns for Arlington Transportation Yielding Healthy Sums


November 13, 2013    Aida Olkkonen

If an additional 1 percent of Arlington adults started getting the CDC-recommended levels of physical activity by walking or biking for their daily commute, the annual cost savings would be $7.5 million in the first year due to reduced mortality and $12 million per year due to reductions in lost productivity, workers’ compensation claims, and… Read more »

LaHood: America’s Transportation Future is in Rail, Google Car, Mobility Labs

LaHood: America’s Transportation Future is in Rail, Google Car, Mobility Labs


October 24, 2013    Paul Goddin

In the next 25 years, America’s highway system will be replaced in large part by a crisscrossing network of passenger rail lines. The automobile will be replaced by the Google (driverless) car. Alternative modes of transportation such as biking and walking will be more prevalent. And there will be a national chain of Mobility Labs… Read more »

Walking is the Pill That Could Start a Healthcare Revolution

Walking is the Pill That Could Start a Healthcare Revolution


April 24, 2013    Jake Lynch

The next big health care breakthrough – which could cut rates of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and Alzheimer’s by at least 40 percent and save Americans $100 billion a year – comes from a place you’d least expect. On your block. At the park. Everywhere. So what’s this amazing treatment, which also happens to… Read more »