Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centres

Even though rural communities may not rank on the Walk Score, walking and biking is sometimes as, or even more, common, as in urban centres. The data comes from the latest report from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization seeking to transform former rail lines into network of trails. Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centers: Walking and Bicycling in Small Towns and Rural America reiterates the importance of investment in streets that accommodate all users in all places. The economic development, return on investment, and health benefits are as critical outside cities as within.

Posted On: February 22, 2012