Benefits of Bicycling and Walking & Related Research
Bicycle Friendly Communities
"Bicycle Friendly Communities" is a national recognition program administered by the League of American Bicyclists to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or recommit to a high priority for supporting safer bicycling environments. Read more about Bicycle Friendly Communities HERE.
Walk Friendly Communities
"Walk Friendly Communities" is a national recognition program developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or recommit to a high priority for supporting safer walking environments. Read more about Walk Friendly Communities HERE.
Walking the Walk
The report, 'Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Housing Values in U.S. Cities', analyzed data from 94,000 real estate transactions in 15 major markets and found that:
National Association of Realtors
This report summarizes the findings of a community preference survey by the National Association of Realtors of 2,071 American adults nationally. Findings related to walkability include:
Pathways to Prosperity: The Economic Impact of Investments in Bicycle Facilities
This is an older, but relevant economic benefit study of bicycle tourism in the Outer Banks by NCDOT. The study concludes that: