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Bicycling and walking -- 2014 benchmarking report

In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Community Design Initiative, the Alliance for Biking and Walking has published the report, "Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2014 Benchmarking Report."  Since 2003, the Benchmarking Project has documented trends in bicycling and walking in U.S. cities and states, as well as at the national level.

One of the report's key findings is that, nationwide, there is discrepancy between the share of trips made by walking and cycling (11.4 percent), the share of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities (14.9 percent), and the share of federal transportation funding that goes to pedestrian and bicycle projects (2.1 percent).

Published every two years, the report collects and analyzes data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states, the 52 largest U.S. cities, and a select number of mid-sized cities.  The report utilizes over 20 government data sources to compile and present data on bicycling and walking levels and demographics, safety, funding, policies, infrastructure, education, public health indicators, and economic impacts.