Friday, March 14, 2014

California residents biking & walking twice as much

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) just released its comprehensive California Household Travel Survey. Results show that the percentage of California residents walking, bicycling, and using public transportation doubled since 2000. About one quarter of household trips surveyed on an average day were taken by sustainable transportation.  California residents may be choosing transportation options for a variety of reasons including awareness/concern of health and climate change, and the availability of safe solutions. Safe solutions are dedicated bicycle paths, bicycle lanes, and pedestrian walkways. The full 147 page report is available here-

As cyclists and as our numbers increase, we can agree that more bicycle awareness on roads is needed. We continue to advocate for the rights of bicyclists and are looking for new members to help us in the cause- SDC Bicycle Coalition Membership

Why are you riding your bicycle and do you feel the results of the report are representative of you and the people in your lives?

by Joel Flood

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