US Climate and Health Alliance

Infographic: Run Errands on Foot or Bike – A Remedy for Adult Inactivity


Few Americans walk or ride a bicycle as a part of their daily routine. Most rely on their automobiles to go to work, shop for groceries, or just get around. As a result, “active travel,” such as walking or biking for routine trips, is not a significant part of daily life for most Americans, providing little, if any, regular physical activity. Active travel can be a significant source of regular physical activity when built into daily routines, and in most cases, it requires few skills, little extra time, and is inexpensive. Most daily trips are within easy walking or biking distance.

Resource Type
Active Living Research
Resource URL
April 14, 2016
Organization Type
Health and Human Impacts
Cardiovascular disease Other disease
Emission Sources
Conventional energy Energy Conventional
Fossil Fuel
Active transportation

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