Infographic Category Environmental

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By | source: Jan 17th, 2012

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]