The Thunderhead Alliance has released the first benchmarking study of bicycling and walking activity in all 50 states (and 50 cities). This weighty tome, a 120 page .pdf file, provides all kinds of statistics about how many people ride or walk to work, how safe it is, how the infrastructure and presence or absence of advocacy groups affect how many people ride or walk, along with interesting information and observations about what it all means and what should be done to encourage more biking and walking. It’s a little geeky with all the charts and numbers, but definitely worth reading to understand where we fit in the big picture and get motivated to improve the infrastructure and opportunities to get people on bikes and out to walk. So read the report. See how your state is doing. Then go for a ride or a walk!
How many people bicycle to work in the United States?