In 2012, NHTSA conducted a national telephone survey to obtain a status report on attitudes, knowledge, and behavior related to outdoor walking and bicycling. This study updates national telephone survey data collected by NHTSA in 2002.
The survey addressed safety and mobility issues; obtained trip information; and explored perceptions and use of public facilities such as sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and bicycle paths. It was administered to a probability-based sample of randomly selected people 16 and older.
The field interviewing began July 12, 2012, and concluded November 18, 2012. A total of 7,509 respondents completed the interview, 5,297 using a landline telephone when responding and 2,212 using a cell phone. The data were weighted to produce national estimates.
- Volume 1: Summary Report - Summary findings from the survey and compares selected results to the 2002 administration.
- Volume 2: Findings Report - Detailed findings from the survey and compares results to the 2002 administration.
- Volume 3: Methodology Report - Detailed information on the survey methodology, as well as the full survey instrument.
- Traffic Tech: a two-page summary report.