Walking and Biking on the Rise
"It's summer, and you may be seeing more people out on the street walking and biking. But it's not just because the weather is nice. There are more people walking and biking year round, and the Department of Transportation is responding by dramatically increasing the amount of money spent on projects for pedestrians and cyclists."
Federal funding from the Department of Transportation for bike and pedestrian projects have risen from $6 million in 1990 to $1.2 billion in 2009.