Adding It Up: The Evolution of the Benchmarking Report

The Alliance for Biking and Walking published a blog interview with John Pucher and me.  We both served as research consultants on the project since 2005. Here is a link.

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It’s hard to believe that just 10 years ago there was a gaping void in data related to bicycling and walking on a state and city level. In 2007, the Alliance helped to change that with its first Benchmarking Report. Now, nearly a decade later, that comprehensive resource propels advocates and stakeholders at every level.

As we prepare for the 2016 Benchmarking Report launch next month, I spoke with two top researchers who’ve been involved since the beginning to explore the critical value — and evolution — of the report.

But first things first: What is the Benchmarking Report? In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Alliance publishes the biennial Benchmarking Report to collect and analyze 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.

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