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National: Federal Funding & Planning for Biking & Walking

By Ken Mcleod | July 28, 2020
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Federal funding is reported as obligations, which occur when an entity creates an obligation for the federal government to reimburse that entity for project costs. Federal law specifies which entities have the authority to create an obligation. Specific federal transportation funding programs sometimes have additional reporting requirements that provide additional information, such as the Transportation…

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National: Biking & Walking Road Safety

By Ken Mcleod | July 28, 2020
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According to the US Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy released in 2022, “fatalities among pedestrians and bicyclists have been increasing faster than roadway fatalities overall in the past decade, which has a chilling effect on climate-friendly transportation options such as walking, biking, or taking public transportation.” This page looks at bicyclist and pedestrian…

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National: Public Health Indicators

By Ken Mcleod | July 28, 2020
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Public health indicators show rates of physical activity, and chronic diseases related to physical inactivity such as diabetes and high blood pressure. People being overweight or having obesity can also be related to physical activity or inactivity. Physical activity reduces the likelihood of many chronic conditions and improves health outcomes. Data on this page: Physical…

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National: Demographics Of Biking & Walking

By Ken Mcleod | July 27, 2020
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This topic looks at what we know about who bikes, walks, and takes transit based on public data. Major data sources include the annual American Community Survey by the Census Bureau and the periodic National Household Travel Survey by the US Department of Transportation. While this data comes with limitations, it provides an insight into…

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National: Rates Of Biking & Walking

By Ken Mcleod | July 27, 2020
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This topic looks at what we know about the prevalence of biking and walking based on public data. Major data sources include the annual American Community Survey by the Census Bureau and the periodic National Household Travel Survey by the US Department of Transportation. Data on this page: Trends in Prevalence of Biking & Walking…

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