Daily car commuters gained the most weight, while those who drove only occasionally or never drove gained smaller amounts.
Daily drivers, even if they engaged in weekly exercise, gained on average 3 pounds more than non-car commuters.
Less than one quarter of U.S. adults report walking or bicycling for transportation for more than 10 minutes continuously in a typical week — one of the lowest rates in the world.
Among American cities, the highest rates of walking and cycling to work were in Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Minneapolis and Seattle.
The Seattle-base Cascade Bicycle Club has created a “map mashup” Web site where cyclists can pinpoint bicycle accidents, thefts and hazards on a map of the Seattle area. The Club says that 75 percent of bike crashes go unreported. The new Web site, www.bikewise.org will help identify crash “hotspots” that pose a danger to cyclists. [...]
New bicycle guide maps showing bike paths, trails and routes throughout King County are now available online. The downloadable maps are posted on King County’s Bicycling Resource page, which, in addition to the maps. provides links to dozens of additional resources including information about Metro Transit’s services for cyclists, bicycle skills and safety courses, and [...]