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2012 Benchmarking Media Hits

The 2010 Benchmarking Report was cited in more than 300 articles in a wide variety of media across North America. Read stories about and references to the 2012 Benchmarking Report here.

Alliance Member Press Releases

Consider Biking (Columbus, OH):
National Benchmarking Report Release- Columbus Holds Steady

Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation:
How Does Missouri Stack Up on Bicycling and Walking? Alliance Releases 2012 Benchmarking Report

Bicycle Transportation Alliance (Oregon):
Oregon and Portland Ranked First in U.S. for Rates of Bicycling to Work, Report Shows

Bicycle Coalition of Maine:
National Report Shows Big Increase in Maine Bicycle Commuting

Bicycle Alliance of Washington:
Washington bicyclists and pedestrians at disproportionate risk of being killed and receive less than their fair share of transportation dollar investments

Active Transportation Alliance (Chicago, IL):
Chicago ranks 46 out of 51 large cities for spending on walking and bicycling in 2010

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition:
Atlanta records highest increase in bicycle commuting of U.S. cities, report shows

Select press hits

April 6, 2012

Huffington Post:
Detroit’s Bicycling Booming to Meet Transportation, Recreation Needs

March 7, 2012

Council of State Governments:
State Support for Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure

February 15, 2012

Bipedal? Curious? Americans give walking and biking a try

February 10, 2012

WABE News:
More Atlantans Taking Their Bikes to Work

Alliance for Biking and Walking - 2012 Colorado Bike Summit Keynote:
Your Tube Video

February 8, 2012

Urbanite Magazine:
Cycling on the Rise

Press Telegram (Long Beach):
Long Beach launches program aimed at increasing female bike ridership
Group Promotes Increasing Number Of Women Using Bicycles

February 7, 2012

Orlando Sentinel:
What state has most bike fatalities? Florida

February 2, 2012

Triple Pundit:
Bicycle And Pedestrian Commuting is Up, but House Transportation Bill Eliminates Funding

February 1, 2012

Connecticut Post:
Get There: Public transit users face many challenges

Free Times (Columbia, SC):
South Carolina ranks 49th in bicycle and pedestrian safety

January 31, 2012

The State (South Carolina):
SC ranks poorly for cyclists, pedestrians

Interstate 107 FM (South Carolina):
SC lacking in bike safety

WRHI AM 1349 (South Carolina):
SC lacking in bike safety (Richmond, VA):
City Envy: Biking in Richmond

I Wanna Ride My Bicycle

January 30, 2012

Biking Not Big in Georgia January 29, 2012

KDAF-TV (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX):
Few People Ride Bikes in Dallas/Fort Worth, Report Shows (TV news clip)

January 27, 2012

Maine Public Broadcasting Network (Radio):
More Mainers Relying on Two Wheels to Commute to Work

Union Tribune San Diego:
Report on cycling and walking ranks SD 23rd

Brattleboro Reformer (Brattleboro, VT):
Report: Vermont ranked first in nation for pedestrian safety

Bicycle Times Magazine:
Alliance for Biking and Walking releases 2012 Benchmarking Report

Streetsblog DC:
House Transportation Bill “a March of Horribles”

January 26, 2012

TalkRadio960 am:
Where Do People Walk and Bike the Most?

Seattle Weekly:
Guess Which State Has the Greatest Percentage of Cyclists and Walkers?

The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH):
Cyclists tell Columbus to get it in gear

Denver cruising along as a bike/walk friendly city: report

Washingtonian (Washington, DC):
DC Is a Top City for Biking and Walking to Work

The Free Press (Maine):
Ntl. Report Shows Big Jump in Commuting by Bicycle in Maine

Alabama Live:
New bike lanes, parking mapped out in Fairhope

Help save cycling - Transportation Committee to vote on bike/walk funding soon

Georgetown Patch:
D.C. is Tops for Investing in Bicycling and Walking

Boston Named America’s Top City For Biking and Walking

January 25, 2012

NBC 4 Washington:
D.C. Ranks Near Top for Walking and Biking to Work

Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore ranks 11th among major U.S. cities in biking and walking, Washington second

The Portland Press Herald (Portland, ME):
Dispatches: Commuting by bicycle makes big leap in Maine

Good Magazine:
Where Do People Walk and Bike the Most? It’s Not Where You Think

The Current (San Antonio, TX):
THE QUEQUE: Pedal Pushing

CopyLine News Magazine (Chicago, IL):
Chicago lagged on biking and walking funding in 2010

Fast Company:
The Best U.S. Cities For Biking And Walking

Bike Biz:
US reveals top cycling cities and states

January 24, 2012

Los Angeles Times:
U.S. states and cities ranked for biking, walking habits

Dallas Observer:
Dallas Is the Worst When It Comes to Cycling to Work? Gee, Can’t Imagine Why. No, Wait …

News Channel 8/TBD (Washington, DC):
D.C. ranks as America’s second best city for biking and walking

The Dallas Morning News:
Dallas commuters hate to walk or bike to work, study suggests

Washington Examiner (Washington, DC):
DC rated the #2 city for biking, walking commuters

WABI-TV5 (Maine):
More Mainers are Biking to Work

KVOA News 4 (Tucson, AZ):
Tucson ranks high as bicycle and pedestrian-friendly city

The Providence Journal (Maine):
Report: More Mainers pedaling to work

8 News Now (Las Vegas, NV):
Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

Grady Newsource (University of Georgia TV):
TV News Clip

Morning Sentinel (Maine):
Report says more Mainers are biking to work

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News:
Walking down, cycling up in commuter report

D.C.: Intolerant, Rude, Boring and Great for Bikes and Peds!

Columbus Underground (Columbus, OH):
Report Says Columbus is Second Largest City with no Downtown Bike Lanes

The City Fix:
New Report: Bicycling and Walking in the United States Bike Portland (Portland, OR):
Bikes, Obama, and the State of the Union

Tucson Velo:
Report: Tucson tops in bike lanes per square mile

Seattle Bike Blog:
Washington State disproportionately underfunds walking and biking

January 23, 2012

ABC News 17 (Columbia, MO):
TV Clip

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri):
Bike racks? How about safer streets, says report

Bangor Daily News (Maine):
Bike commuting sees big bump in Maine

DC Streetsblog:
Bike-Ped Traffic, Funding, and Fatalities All Inch Upward

Creative Loafing (Atlanta, Georgia):
Report: Georgia is 45th in nation for biking, pedestrian safety

WVTM TV (Georgia):
GA ranks 45th in nation for bicycle and pedestrian safety

Bike Portland (Oregon):
The state of cycling: Alliance for Biking & Walking releases ‘2012 Benchmarking Report’


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