Being active offers immediate benefits like feeling better and sleeping better. It also offers long-term benefits in the form of disease prevention, with research suggesting that meeting federal physical activity guidelines could prevent 1 in 15 cases of heart disease. Physical activity guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week and at least two days of muscle-strengthening activity each week. The ...

The Benchmarking Project's data on current state bicycle and pedestrian planning and state traffic laws that promote bicyclist and pedestrian safety have been updated. Under Plans and Policies, updated data and maps are available for: Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian PlansState Complete Street Laws, Policies, and other actionsState Strategic Highway Safety Plans - highlighting approaches to bicycle and pedestrian safety Under ...

The Benchmarking Project's data on federal funding for biking and walking have been updated. Data on the use of federal transportation funds provided by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows a decrease in funds spent on biking and walking in 2020 compared to 2019. While the overall trend for the last decade broadly shows more federal funds are being used ...