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TOPIC II: RATES OF ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

This section includes charts that include all of the cities included in the Benchmarking Report data, the 50 largest cities in   the United States and the small or mid-sized cities that have been included in prior Benchmarking Reports. These charts help contextualize the large and other cities according to the key federal data benchmarks of bicycling and walking to work and bicycling and walking safety.

BIKING TO WORK: There has been remarkable stability among the large cities with the highest rates of bicycling to work, with no changes in the top 10 since the 2016 Benchmarking Report. Nineteen of the 50 largest cities had a rate of bicycling to work lower than the national average while only one of the small or mid-sized cities included did.

WALKING TO WORK: Among large cities the top 10 for highest rates of walking to work are unchanged since the 2016 Benchmarking Report, but there have been some changes in order with Seattle and Minneapolis moving up. Three of the 5 large cities with the lowest rates of walking to work stayed in the bottom 5.

COMBINED ACTIVE COMMUTING RATE: Washington, DC unseated Boston as the large city with the highest combined rate of bicycling and walking to work. The three large cities with the lowest combined rates of bicycling and walking to work – Oklahoma City, Wichita, and Fort Worth – also had the lowest combined rates of bicycling and walking to work in the 2016 Benchmarking Report.

Percent of Commuters Who Walk Or Bike to Work

FIGURE 3.2.1 – PERCENT OF COMMUTERS WHO WALK OR BIKE TO WORK

Legend: Purple = Small or mid-sized cities; Green = Five highest values for large cities; Red = Five lowest values for large cities; Blue = Five highest values for small or mid-sized cities; Yellow = Five lowest values for small or mid-sized cities.

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PERCENT OF COMMUTERS WHO BIKE & WALK TO WORK & BIKE/PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES

FIGURE 3.2.2: PERCENT OF COMMUTERS WHO BIKE & WALK TO WORK & BIKE/PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES

Legend: Purple = Small or mid-sized cities; Green = Five highest values for large cities; Red = Five lowest values for large cities; Blue = Five highest values for small or mid-sized cities; Yellow = Five lowest values for small or mid-sized cities.

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U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey (ACS) Table B08006 5-year estimate (2016). Available at https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/1st/pages/index.xhtml.

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U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey (ACS) Table B08006 5-year estimate (2016). Available at https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/1st/pages/index.xhtml. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Query of Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database for City and Person Type (2012-2016). Available at https://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov//QueryTool/QuerySelection/SelectYear.aspx.