Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Active Transportation for America

A Case for Increased Federal Investment in Bicycling and Walking

Active Transportation for America from the Rails to Trails Conservancy (RTC) 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.

48 pages; available online as a PDF document in both high- and low-resolution formats at the resource link below.

Resource: http://www.railstotrails.org/whatwedo/trailadvocacy/ATFA/index.html

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