The following tables summarize data pulled from each of the six editions of the Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking. Each year listed refers to the publication year of the Benchmarking Report. To learn more about data referenced here, please see Chapter IV: Show Your Data and Chapter V: Appendix. Note that “NR” equals “Not Reported in Benchmarking Report in that Year of Publication.”
*The count of advocacy organizations was based on the number of members of the Alliance for Biking and Walking for each report through 2016. The 2018 report data are based on members of the League of American Bicyclists.
** The survey used for this data changed substantially between the 2016 and 2018 reports. Changes included questions related to Bicycle and/or Pedestrian Advisory Committees, annual bicycle and/or pedestrian-related conferences, and drivers’ licensing questions related to bicycling and walking.
*** When interpreting safety statistics, it is important to note that these numbers derive from the sum of all bicyclist or pedestrian fatalities involving a motor vehicle and all unintentional injuries divided by the number of bicyclist or pedestrian commuters. They do not represent fatalities or injuries that occur among commuters but instead use the number of bicyclist or pedestrian commuters as a proxy measure for the amount of bicycling or walking in the United States.