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Volume 2: No. 4, October 2005

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Trends in Walking for Transportation in the United States, 1995 and 2001

U.S. Census Division Trips Made by Walking (% range)
New England 20.0-24.9
Mid-Atlantic ≥25.0
South Atlantic 15.0-19.9
E. North Central 15.0-19.9
W. North Central 10.0-14.9
E. South Central 10.0-14.9
W. South Central 10.0-14.9
Mountain 15.0-19.9
Pacific 20.0-24.9

Figure 1. Walking trips of 1 mile or less made by U.S. adults aged 18 years and older in 2001, by nine census divisions.

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U.S. Census Division Trips Made by Walking (% range)
New England Insufficient data
Mid-Atlantic 40.0-50.0
South Atlantic 20.0-29.9
E. North Central 20.0-29.9
W. North Central 10.0-19.9
E. South Central Insufficient data
W. South Central 30.0-39.9
Mountain 30.0-39.9
Pacific 40.0-50.0

Figure 2. Walking trips to school of 1 mile or less made by U.S. youth aged 5 to 15 years in 2001, by nine census divisions.

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