APHA and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists, have developed an interactive website that makes critical data from the “Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report” more accessible and user-friendly. The new site, www.bikingandwalkingbenchmarks.org, highlights the data collected and analyzed by the Alliance for Biking and Walking from all 50 states, the 50 most populous U.S. cities and 18 additional cities of various sizes for its benchmarking report.
Updated every two years since 2003, this report promotes data collection and availability, measures progress, evaluates results and supports efforts to increase bicycling and walking in America. Its findings trace the rise of biking and walking in the U.S. and explore the intersections between transportation, health, economics, equity, government funding, advocacy efforts and more that shape American mobility and account for active transportation gains and challenges.
“The American Public Health Association believes in the power of evidence — and inspiring change through data — to create healthier communities for all,” said Katherine Robb, policy analyst at APHA. Users can choose their own experience by exploring studies and analysis on critical trends, important considerations, and multi-faceted benefits of bicycling and walking — as well as review specific data by state or city with a comparison feature for context.