Test Your Bike IQ: If They Build It...
Q: Biking and walking are popular modes of transportation — about 12 percent of all trips made in the U.S. are by bike or on foot. What percentage of federal transportation spending funds bike and pedestrian infrastructure?
A) 12 percent
B) 1.6 percent
C) 75 percent
Answer: According to a 2012 report by the Alliance for Biking and Walking, only 1.6 percent of federal transportation money funds biking and walking projects. If you support green transportation infrastructure, let your elected officials know.