Active Transportation

Active Transportation refers to walking, biking or using transit for transportation which require physical activity. Active transportation investments can help decrease air pollution and the greenhouse gases driving climate change. In addition to creating more active environments, investments in active transportation infrastructure (e.g., sidewalks, roads and transit) can help improve spatial equity—improving safety, accessibility, and mobility for all.

Resources & Tools


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The Case for Healthy Places: Improving Health Outcomes through Placemaking
Resource - Case Study
Brought to you by Project for Public Spaces
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Active Design for Community Groups
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by New York State
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RTC Story Bank
Resource
Brought to you by Rails to Trails Conservancy
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Active Living Toolkit
Resource - Guide/handbook
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Active Transportation for America
Resource - Assessment/evaluation
Brought to you by Rails to Trails Conservancy
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Active Design Supplement: Shaping the Sidewalk Experience
Resource - Guide/handbook
Brought to you by Center for Active Design
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Foot Traffic Ahead
Resource - Case Study
Brought to you by Smart Growth America
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Step it Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
Resource
Brought to you by Office of the Surgeon General of the United States
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Staff Pick!
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Data & Metrics


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American Community Survey
Dataset - Community Generated
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 Related Topics


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Transit System

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Climate Crisis

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Reliable Transportation