Biking, walking, and riding
Bicyclists and pedestrians
Older adults account for 18 percent of all pedestrian fatalities and 2 percent of all pedestrian injuries. The fatality rate for older pedestrians is higher than for any other age group.
- NHTSA's Mature Adults: Be Healthy, Walk Safely is designed to help mature adults maintain safety while walking whether they are walking for exercise or to run errands. To view a copy, click here or visit NHTSA's Web site at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov.
- Bicycle Safety materials are available from the Iowa DOT and are free to Iowa residents. To order materials, click here or visit the Iowa DOT's bikes Web site at http://www.iowadot.gov/iowabikes/ .
- The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center provides safety information as well as tools to help seniors determine how safe their neighborhood is for walking and offers opportunities to get involved with the promotion of walkable communities. To visit the Web site, click here or go to http://www.walkinginfo.org/.
- Bicycling safety information and other bicycle information can be accessed by clicking here or visit http://www.bicyclinginfo.org.