New Report Outlines How Active Transportation Transforms America

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released a report this week detailing how investing in active transportation positively impacts communities.

by American Trails Staff


Rails-to-Trails has released a report detailing how and why investing in infrastructure that can help those taking short trips use methods other than automobiles to reach their destination. According to RTC half of all trips in the United States fall into a 20 minute window of distance using walking or biking, yet the main mode of transportation for these trips is automobiles. By investing in infrastructure changes to promote walking and biking communities reap endless benefits, including significant economic and health benefits.