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2007 Benchmarking Report: Information & Findings

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About the 2007 Report:

This first biennial report, released August 29, 2007, reveals data on bicycling and walking throughout the U.S. including: bicycling and walking levels and demographics; bicycle and pedestrian fatalities; bicycle and pedestrian policies and provisions; funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects; bicycle and pedestrian staffing levels; written policies on bicycling and walking; bicycle infrastructure including bike lanes, paths, signed bike routes, and bicycle parking; bike-transit integration including presence of bike racks on buses, bike parking at transit stops, and hours per week that bicycles are allowed on train; and public health indicators including levels of obesity, physical activity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The report is full of data tables and graphs so you can see how your state or cities stacks up. Inside you will find unprecedented statistics to help support your case for increasing safe bicycling and walking in your community. Download the complete report (52.6 MB) [PDF Document]

Main Conclusions

  • A positive relationship exists between the built environment and levels of biking and walking.
  • Where levels of biking and walking are higher, bicycle and pedestrian safety is greater.
  • Cities with strong Alliance organizations generally have high levels of biking and walking.
  • Higher levels of biking and walking coincide with lower levels of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes and higher levels of adults meeting recommended levels of daily physical activity. This suggests that increased biking and walking would contribute to a healthier society.
  • Data revealed that while some cities and states lead others as models for bicycle and pedestrian policies and provisions, all states and cities have a need for improvement.

Project Supporters

"Bicycling and Walking in the U.S." was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and made possible through additional support from Planet Bike and the Bikes Belong Coalition. Interested in supporting future Benchmarking Reports? Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Alliance President/CEO.


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