Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation
This report looks at the role of U.S. Parks and Recreation agencies in active transportation, noting that: "Park and recreation agencies play an integral role in active transportation, and are a critical part of strategies targeted at increasing active transportation modes. Active transportation and parks and recreation work together to improve our health, economy, environment and transportation accessibility for the benefit of all."
For purposes of this paper, the benefits of active transportation are categorized into economic, health, conservation and social equity categories.