There is a lot of data on data.bikeleague.org. If you’re looking for a quick overview of bicycling and walking in your city or state, our fact sheets are a great place to start. They are available for all 50 states, and 76 cities that represent the 50 most populous cities in the United States, the most populous city in every ...

Being active offers immediate benefits like feeling better and sleeping better. It also offers long-term benefits in the form of disease prevention, with research suggesting that meeting federal physical activity guidelines could prevent 1 in 15 cases of heart disease. Physical activity guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week and at least two days of muscle-strengthening activity each week. The ...

The Benchmarking Project's data on federal funding for biking and walking have been updated. Data on the use of federal transportation funds provided by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows a decrease in funds spent on biking and walking in 2020 compared to 2019. While the overall trend for the last decade broadly shows more federal funds are being used ...

The Covid-19 pandemic has shined a harsh light on the danger of underlying conditions that leave people vulnerable to diseases. Many of the underlying conditions associated with poor outcomes, up to and including death, from Covid-19 are chronic conditions that research shows can be addressed through physical activity. Places where people bike and walk to work tend to have higher rates of ...

The following blog post is co-authored and published in partnership with the National Complete Streets Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan alliance of public interest organizations and transportation professionals committed to the development and implementation of Complete Streets policies and practices and a program of Smart Growth America. Transportation policy can take a long time. In 2012, Congress passed the Moving Ahead for Progress ...

The League of American Bicyclists is excited to launch data.bikeleague.org today. This new portal allows the public to easily access data compiled by the League’s Benchmarking Project, enabling comparisons on a variety of biking and walking data from multiple federal, state, and local agency sources. Visit the League's new Data Portal to explore the numbers on people biking and walking This coincides with today’s ...