2015 - Fact Sheet

Rural Communities:

A Two-Pronged Approach for Improving Walking and Bicycling

When it comes to walking and bicycling, rural communities can be the best of environments and the worst of environments. Historically, small rural towns were very walkable. With small main streets and compact development, it was easy to walk from place to place while running errands. 

Many small rural towns today remain highly walkable, and rural areas often include beautiful natural or agricultural landscapes that can encourage walking and bicycling.

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Authored by: 
Safe Routes to School National Partnership