The Benchmarking Project

In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Community Design Initiative, the biennial Benchmarking Report collects and analyzes data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states, the 52 largest U.S. cities, and a select number of midsized cities. The Report combines original research with over 20 government data sources to compile data on bicycling and walking levels and demographics, safety, funding, policies, infrastructure, education, public health indicators, and economic impacts. It's an essential go-to resource for public officials, advocates, decision makers, and researchers.

 
 
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2016 Benchmarking report

Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and made possible through the additional support from AARP.

It is available as an interactive website or download.

For 2016 highlights, read our 9 Essential Intersections in Active Transportation.

 
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2014 Benchmarking report

Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2014 Benchmarking Report was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and made possible through the additional support of AARP.

For 2014 highlights, read our 8 fascinating facts about bicycling and walking in the United States.

 
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2012 benchmarking report

Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2012 Benchmarking Report was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and made possible through the additional support from AARP and Planet Bike.

 
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2010 Benchmarking Report

Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2010 Benchmarking Report was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and made possible through the additional support of Bikes Belong – now PeopleForBikes – and Planet Bike.