Alliance Releases Its 2014 Bike/Ped Benchmark Report

According to an April 16th email from Mary Lauran Hall of the Alliance for Biking and Walking, “How does your state stack up on bicycling and walking? Today, we are releasing Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2014 Benchmarking Report, a massive compendium of data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states, the 52 largest U.S. cities, and a select number of midsized cities.

“The Alliance produces the Benchmarking Report every two years in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Community Design Initiative. The report comprehensively examines bicycling and walking transportation across the U.S. and how these trends relate to public health, safety, and social and economic well being…

“For a sneak peek, check out four of the most fascinating facts from the report below.

1. We’re seeing small but steady increases in the number of people biking and walking to work…

2. There are lower bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities where there are more people are biking and walking…

3. More people tend to bike or walk to work when a city has strong biking and walking advocacy…

4. A large percentage of commuters bike and walk to work in Alaska, Oregon, Montana, New York, and Vermont… [Note: All are in Snow Country!]

Download the 2014 Bike/Ped Benchmark Report.