NEWEST DATA + UPDATES

  • BENCHMARKING INSIGHTS ON OLDER ADULTS
    The League of American Bicyclists is dedicated to building a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As part of working with the CDC’s Active People, Healthy Nation initiative to get 27 million people more physically active the Benchmarking Project brings public data to monitor progress on bicycling and walking in America. By partnering with AARP’s Livable Communities program, the League is excited to share insights on bicycling and walking by older adults and connect those insights to our ongoing efforts to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. This post presents the data from our webinar with AARP Livable Communities. In […]
  • UPDATED DATA ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
    The Covid-19 pandemic has shined a harsh light on the danger of underlying conditions that leave people vulnerable to diseases. Many of the underlying conditions associated with poor outcomes, up to and including death, from Covid-19 are chronic conditions that research shows can be addressed through physical activity. Places where people bike and walk to work tend to have higher rates of people getting their recommended amount of aerobic physical activity, and lower rates of chronic diseases associated with physical inactivity. The updated data continues to show that correlation. On average, large cities have seen rates of physical activity increase in recent […]
  • STATE SAFETY TARGETS SHOW NEED FOR CONGRESS TO FURTHER PRIORITIZE SAFETY
    The following blog post is co-authored and published in partnership with the National Complete Streets Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan alliance of public interest organizations and transportation professionals committed to the development and implementation of Complete Streets policies and practices and a program of Smart Growth America. Transportation policy can take a long time. In 2012, Congress passed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) which required the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) to establish a safety performance measure to assess federal investments in transportation. In 2016, the Obama administration promulgated a final rule. And now, in 2020 the […]
  • UPDATED DATA ON COMMUTING
    The League of American Bicyclists is excited to launch data.bikeleague.org today. This new portal allows the public to easily access data compiled by the League’s Benchmarking Project, enabling comparisons on a variety of biking and walking data from multiple federal, state, and local agency sources. Visit the League’s new Data Portal to explore the numbers on people biking and walking This coincides with today’s Census Bureau release of its 1-year American Community Survey estimates, including updated estimates for bicycle commuting for the nation, all states, and most communities with populations over 65,000. Using this data, we have updated the following charts on data.bikeleague.org: National Data […]