New Report Shows More People Walking and Biking

A new Federal Highway Administration Report due out today that studied the last 15 years of data on biking and walking has found a tremendous uptick in these activities.

From 1990 to 2009, the number of trips taken on foot more than doubled from 18 billion to 42.5 billion. Similarly, the number of bike trips increased from 1.7 billion to 4 billion.

This is a very good sign as it shows people are becoming less dependent on cars. And if you have read some of our other posts which show younger people are shunning cars and a re-urbanization both bode well for these figures to continue to increase. The benefits are obvious in terms of impact on the environment and wellness (obesity). It will be interesting to keep an eye on this trend in the future.

We know most of our tenants in Brewerytown have bikes, use public transit and walk a lot and most of them are young (under 30).