Study confirms more bikes and feet on the streets
The Nonmotorized Pilot Project recently completed a thorough count and survey project to find out how many people are walking and biking in Marin County, and what residents' thoughts and concerns are about walking and biking conditions (previous post). This project will provide a baseline to evaluate the results of the Pilot Project in 2010.
The results of this count have been released, and show a 66 percent increase in weekday biking and a 8 percent increase in weekday walking since the last such survey in 1999. Surveys also revealed that about 44% of pedestrian trips and 38% of bicycle trips were transportation-related (school, work, shopping), likely replacing vehicle trips. This indicates the existing and potential role of these travel modes to help address issues of congestion and air quality.
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