Active Transportation

Walking, biking and riding the bus can help us stay healthy, save money and protect the planet. Learn more about "active" transportation.


The Role of Transportation in Promoting Physical Activity
If you build it, they will come. See how sidewalks and other infrastructure investments spur active transportation. (Active Living Research)

Health benefits of walking

Health benefits of bicycling
(Fitness for Weight Loss)

“Bike-friendly” places in America
(Good and Column Five Collaboration)


Urban Planning 101 — Active Transportation An illustrated introduction to active transportation by artist and urban planner Robert Voigt.

Urban Planning 101 - Walkability
An illustrated introduction to walkability  by artist and urban planner Robert Voigt.

In the News

Read notable news about active transport throughout the region and beyond.


A Closer Look

Find research, maps, and other topical information.