# Transportation

## Topic Overview

Transport: "a system or means of conveying people or goods from place to place"

It's important... and it's expensive: transportation accounts for 17.5% of the average American household's expenses, second only to housing: Because transportation is a dominant category, changes to it can have a dramatic impact on your overall savings rate.

Keywords: transportation, gas, car, bicycle, bike, cycling Items in bold are especially recommended!

### Cycling

Cycling statistics:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
National Household Travel Survey
http://nhts.ornl.gov/2009/pub/stt.pdf

"When combined with historical data from the 1969, 1977,
1983,1990, and 1995 NPTS and the 2001 NHTS, the 2009 NHTS serves as a rich source of detailed travel data over time for users."