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Active Transportation for America
A Case for Increased Federal Investment in Bicycling and Walking

"Active Transportation for America" makes the case and quantifies the national benefits—for the first time—that increased federal funding in bicycling and walking infrastructure would provide tens of billions of dollars in benefits to all Americans.

By making active transportation a viable option for everyday travel, we will cost-effectively reduce oil dependence, climate pollution and obesity rates while providing more and better choices for getting around town.

Read the report to learn more about how adequate federal investment in bicycling and walking will create healthier places for healthier people.

Need a short summary of the report? Download our basic one-page handout. Or, for a bit more, see our two-page summary with key talking points to enable you to succinctly and powerfully make the case for more active transportation.

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Selected Figures and Charts from the Report



Summary of Benefits from Bicycling and Walking Quantified in this Report


Bike vs. Bus: Comparative Times for Reaching a Transit Station


How Americans Would Allocate Transportation Funding


U.S. Population Growth and Increase in Miles Driven


Safety in Numbers: Infrastructure Improvements Lower Fatality Rates
Increase in Miles Driven and Obesity
 
 

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