Walking and Biking

The positive consequences of walking and biking as healthy modes of transportation, or as purely recreational activities, span across many aspects of our lives. They can be expressed in terms of the health of the environment (and resulting health of all living things), as well as the health of individuals who are more physically active. A transportation system that is conducive to walking and biking can reap many benefits in terms of reduced traffic congestion and improved quality of life. Economic rewards both to the individual and to society are also realized through reduced health care costs and reduced dependency on auto ownership (and the resulting insurance and maintenance costs). There are also other economic benefits of walking and biking that are more difficult to measure, such as the increased economic vitality of communities that have emphasized pedestrian and bicycle mobility. Walkable communities create a more equitable society that provides transportation choice for all citizens.

CDOT 2022 Bike to Work Day, bike to work station.

To find information about walking near your home, visit WalkScore.

For information about the CDOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, click here.