The Alliance for Biking and Walking releases Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.: 2010 Benchmarking Report

Apr 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Bicycling, Health, Transportation

States with the lowest levels of biking and walking have higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease

A report released in January by the Alliance for Biking & Walking shows that lack of investment in biking and walking could be contributing to higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease rates in the U.S. Bicycling and Walking in the United States: The 2010 Benchmarking Report reveals that in almost every state and major U.S. city, bicyclists and pedestrians are at a disproportionate risk of being killed, and receive less than their fair share of transportation dollars.

While 10% of trips in the U.S. are by bike or foot, 13% of traffic fatalities are bicyclists and pedestrians. Biking and walking receive less than 2% of federal transportation dollars. Seniors are at an even greater risk. While adults over 65 make up 9% of walking trips and 4% of biking trips, they account for 19% of pedestrian fatalities and 9% of bicyclist fatalities.

For a fact sheet highlighting report findings click here.

via Alliance for Biking & Walking: PeoplePoweredMovement.org.

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