As most of you have probably noticed, biking and walking are in. Especially in young cities, college towns and places with descent weather, you can’t go anywhere without seeing a bike or people walking. And us Austinites are lucky to be in a tri-fecta city, Austin is a young, college city with good biking and walking weather! While these trends look like a rise in biking and walking during good weather months, the Department of Transportation has noticed a rapid increase in biking and walking trips year round as have responded by increasing the budget from $16 million in 1990 to $1.3 billion in 2009.
I contribute to this mostly in my walking habits. I walk to school, walk to work, walk walk walk. Walking might be my favorite part of the day because I get to reflect on my day. I think this increase in biking and walking is just what our overweight society needs. So infographers, go out, walk a little, bike to work and breathe the fresh air! [Via]380