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TOPIC IX: FUNDING FOR BIKING & WALKING

Reported Spending on Biking & Walking

Data on spending and spending targets appears more difficult to obtain than other data. Blank cells in the tables for Figure 3.9.1 reflect cities that did not provide answers. “Unknown” reflects cities that used open-ended portions of their survey to say they could not provide an estimate because it was not known to them. “Not reported” reflects cities that otherwise provided data but did not report data for these questions.

Cities that did report funding showed a wide range in the amount dedicated to bicycling and walking. Among large cities, five cities reported funding of less than $1 per capita and three cities reported funding of at least $40 per capita. If these reported figures are correct, then they show large differences in the priority or costs of investments in bicycling and walking in different cities.

FIGURE 3.9.1A – REPORTED SPENDING ON BIKING & WALKING, LARGE CITIES

Legend: Green = 3 to 5 highest values; Blue = Target spending reported

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FIGURE 3.9.1B – REPORTED SPENDING ON BIKING & WALKING, SMALL OR MID-SIZED CITIES

Legend: Green = 3 to 5 highest values; Blue = Target spending reported

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The League of American Bicyclists. Bicycle Friendly Community Survey data from questions F7c, F7f, F7f1, and alternate minimum survey question 7 (spending target); F10, BMR14, and alternate minimum survey question 8 (percentage of budget); and F7c1 and alternate minimum survey questions   11 and 12 (most recent year dedicated funds). Alliance for Biking and Walking. Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report. Available at https://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/2016BenchmarkingReport_web.pdf. The most recent year reported to either survey was used for this chart and is identified in the Appendix for each city. U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey Table B01003 5-year estimate (2016).

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The League of American Bicyclists. Bicycle Friendly Community Survey data from questions F7c, F7f, F7f1, and alternate minimum survey question 7 (spending target); F10, BMR14, and alternate minimum survey question 8 (percentage of budget); and F7c1 and alternate minimum survey questions   11 and 12 (most recent year dedicated funds). Alliance for Biking and Walking. Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report. Available at https://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/2016BenchmarkingReport_web.pdf. The most recent year reported to either survey was used for this chart and is identified in the Appendix for each city. U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey Table B01003 5-year estimate (2016).