The Benchmarking Project has compiled data on bicycling and walking in the United States since a pilot study in 2003.

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The Benchmarking Project currently reports on national data, data from all 50 states, and data from 76 selected large cities.

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Past editions of the Benchmarking Report from 2007-2018 and recent reports such as Reconnecting to the New Majority and Benchmarking Bike Networks are available for download.

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About the League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists (the League) was founded in 1880 as the League of American Wheelmen. From its inception it has been a membership organization, working on behalf of its members to improve conditions for people who bike. In the 1880s, the League led the “Good Roads” movement to pave city streets for bicycling, and the League continues to lead the way towards safer, more comfortable bicycling today. The League works with its more than 17,000 individual members, 350-member advocacy organizations, and 6,000 bicycle safety education instructors to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

The League is proud to continue the work of the Alliance for Biking and Walking by presenting the Benchmarking Project at data.bikeleague.org. Data.bikeleague.org is updated as data becomes available and new topics are explored through dedicated reports.

The last print edition of the Benchmarking Report is the Sixth Edition of Bicycling and Walking in the United States: A Benchmarking Report, published in 2018. Downloadable version of that report and other past Benchmarking Reports are available here: https://data.bikeleague.org/past-benchmarking-reports/.

The Benchmarking Project is intended to be a guide to publicly available data on bicycling and walking, and the public policy that supports creating a healthy, active America through bicycling and walking. We hope you enjoy the data and discussions on this site.

Brian Mckenzie, U.S. Census Bureau
Christopher Douwes, Federal Highway Administration
Christopher Kochtitzky, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dan Suraci, Transpo Consulting
Emiko Atherton, National Complete Streets Coalition
Kristen Henry, America Walks
Mae Hanzlik, Smart Growth America
Matthew Roe, National Association of City Transportation Officials
Niloo Parvinashtiani, Institute of Transportation Engineers
Susan Crotty, National Safety Council
Geoffrey Whitfield, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Heidi Simon, America Walks
John Pucher, Rutgers University
Kate Fillin-Yeh, National Association of City Transportation Officials
Katherine Robb, American Public Health Association
Ralph Buehler, Virginia Tech
Rich Weaver, American Public Transit Association
Sara Zimmerman, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Steve Lavrenz, Institute of Transportation Engineers
Zachary Smith, American Public Transit Association

Bob Murphy, KCI Technologies Inc.

Jeff Riegner, Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP

Karyn Robles, Village of Schaumburg-Illinois Department of Transportation

Michael Petesch, Minnesota Department of Transportation-Office of Transit & Active Transportation

Michael Williams, Michael Williams Company

Andy Clarke, Toole Design Group

Byron Rushing, Atlanta Regional Council

Doris Matsui, U.S. Congresswoman, 6th District, California

Luis Cardona, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

Melanie Bowzer, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

Melissa Bopp, College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University

Melody Geraci, Active Transportation Alliance

Principal funding for this report was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Additional funding for this report has been provided by AARP, Toole Design Group, and the League of American Bicyclists.

Copyright ©2018 by the League of American Bicyclists

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