More Americans Are Walking and Biking

Analyzing data from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (Federal Highway Administration), the Tri-State Transportation Campaign shows a 4.4% decrease in driving since 2001. Walking and bicycling are up more than 25% and the use of mass transit is up more than 23%.

NHTS data from 2001 and 2009, from Tri-State Transportation Campaign
NHTS data from from Tri-State Transportation Campaign

From the Federal Highway Administration:
“The?NHTS?serves as the nation’s inventory of personal travel. It is the only authoritative source of national data on personal travel behavior including purpose of the trip, means of transportation, trip length, day of week and month of the year, number of people on trip, and a host of other trip-making characteristics.”

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