Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2018 Benchmarking Report is divided into five chapters. Each chapter provides the user with a different perspective on the data compiled for the report.
This chapter provides context for the Benchmarking Report, including a description of the project’s history, goals and objectives, and data development methodology.
Six vignettes describe people who promote bicycling and walking through their jobs, using data in the Benchmarking Report. Their stories provide models for other people interested in maximizing the use of such data to inspire and enable more bicycling and walking.
Ten distinct sections delve into issues that affect bicycling and walking. In each section, “cases” explore topics within the section and provide data that might help move the discussion forward. Each section also includes guidance on “Advancing Understanding” (identifying areas where data could be improved), “Embracing Equity” (discussing demographic, social, and economic differences), and “Making the Health Connection” (identifying the role of bicycling and walking within the larger realm of public health).
This data-focused chapter provides important statistics, trends, and other research-based indicators related to bicycling and walking at the national, state, and large city levels. The 100-plus tables and charts share data on bicycling and walking that is otherwise less accessible to the public and can be used for longitudinal or comparative analyses.
More information on the methods used to create this report can be found in this appendix of surveys, data sources, and other material pertinent to discussions.