Tag Archives: Biking

Cycling Success: 10 U.S. Cities Pushing Biking Forward

​ When it comes to designing cities for cycling, the United States lags behind other countries. The U.S. boasts 4 million miles of roads, but fewer than 200 miles of protected bike lanes. But while our car-friendly country may have plenty of ground to make up, there has still been progress. In 43 of our 70 largest cities, cycling rates are rising, and a number of ambitious plans show cities embracing the health, environmental, and social benefits of cycling. These... Read more

Moving Forward in 2017: Active Transportation in the New Congress and Trump Administration

Join America Walks and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for a policy briefing webinar exploring what’s anticipated in federal trail, walking and biking policy as the new Congress and Trump administration prepare to take office. Experts in transportation and public health policy will share their intelligence and unique insights about what the new political climate will bring for active transportation. Register now... Read more

Biking and Walking Bring $1.6 Billion in Benefits to State, Aside from Improved Health

Biking and walking contribute $1.6 billion directly to Colorado’s economy — and that’s not counting an even bigger boost from health benefits, according to a new study from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Colorado residents are already among some of the most active and least obese in the country. State and local governments have invested heavily in trails, creating more than 5,000 miles of trail in recent decades where people can walk and bike away from... Read more

Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story

By Streetfilms Perhaps one of the best transportation stories of 2016 comes from Vancouver, B.C. where they have achieved a 50% sustainable mode share (bike, walk, transit) a full four years earlier than goal (2020). Long traditionally a region that prides itself on transportation options and rejecting the freeway movement in the 1960’s and 70’s (still the only major city in North America that boasts no freeways within its core) what Vancouver has done is set an impressive goal to... Read more

Harnessing the Power of Data to Support Kids Walking and Biking, July 27

​Join this webinar hosted by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership to learn how data can be used to inform and support Safe Routes to School initiatives. Hear from speakers about the importance of data, learn about ways in which data is becoming more accessible and useable to communities, and be inspired by innovative uses of data across the country. July 27 from 1 – 2 p.m. EST. Read more... Read more

Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report

​In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Community Design Initiative, the Alliance for Biking and Walking published 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. It’s an essential go-to resource for public officials, advocates, decision makers, and researchers. Read report... Read more
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