Beyond Sidewalks and Bike Paths: A Guide to What Influences People to Walk, Bicycle, and Access Transit

Encouraging walking and bicycling contribute to livability, environmental sustainability, and public health objectives; however, inadequate infrastructure and negative social environments for walking and bicycling exists in many communities.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013), barriers such as poorly maintained sidewalk and street infrastructure, higher rates of crime, and increased dangers from…