Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
39.8 percent (2013-16)

44.9 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

39.8 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years walked or used a bicycle to get to and from places in 2013-16

Increase the proportion of adolescents who walk or use a bicycle to get to and from places

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Regular physical activity provides important health benefits for adolescents. Active transportation, like walking and biking, makes it easier for them to fit physical activity into their daily routines. Communities can use built environment strategies, like creating safe walking and biking routes, to increase active transportation by adolescents.