Research Studies

Research Studies

New Data: Over 4 Million US Commutes Done by Foot

More Americans are walking to work in cities and towns across the US. New data released by the League of American Bicyclists and analyzed by America Walks shows a growth in regular walking trips made by adults on their way to and from work. Over 4 million people opted to hit the pavement as part … Continue reading New Data: Over 4 Million US Commutes Done by Foot

The Walking College: A Human Capacity Development Strategy for Growing the National Walking Movement

At America Walks, we see examples of the power of advocates on a daily basis. This is just one reason why we created our successful Walking College program, an interactive, online educational program for walkable community advocates. Over the past two years, we have worked with advocates from across the US to build skills, learn from … Continue reading The Walking College: A Human Capacity Development Strategy for Growing the National Walking Movement

2011 National Walking Survey Report

The present study aims to understand the underlying motivations for why people walk. The study focuses on “avid” walkers – individuals who walk frequently. The study addresses a number of key issues concerning the attitudes and behaviors of these enthusiastic walkers. View the related presentation here. 2011 National Walking Survey Results