Walking and bicycling for daily transportation (i.e. active travel) are important ways for everyone to get regular physical activity. Investing transportation funds in sidewalks, traffic-calming devices, greenways, trails and public transit make it easier for people to walk and bike within their own neighborhoods and to other places they need to go. Designing communities that support active travel also creates recreational opportunities, promotes health and can even lower health care costs.
This PowerPoint slide set contains charts, graphs, and other figures showing key research findings on land use, transportation, and community design. For slides related to walking/biking to school, please see the separate set titled School Environment and Active Transportation to School.
You are free to use these slides in your own presentations. These slides are updated periodically so be sure to check back for new information. Contact ALR with questions.