16 - Transportation

2011 Compendium categories in blue are activities with MET values supported in published literature.
2011 Compendium categories in red are estimated MET values.

*References can be downloaded from the references page.


1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Transportation
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description
16010 2.0 16010 2.0 16010 2.5 automobile or light truck (not a semi) driving


16015 1.0 16015 1.3 riding in a car or truck


16016 1.0 16016 1.3 riding in a bus or train
16020 2.0 16020 2.0 16020 1.8 flying airplane or helicopter
16030 2.5 16030 2.5 16030 2.8motor scooter, motorcycle
    16035
 6.3
pulling rickshaw
16040 6.0 16040 6.0 16040 6.0 pushing plane in and out of hangar
16050 3.0 16050 3.0 16050 2.5truck, semi, tractor, > 1 ton, or bus, driving
    16060
 3.5
walking for transportation, 2.8-3.2 mph, level, moderate pace, firm surface