Biking and Walking Alliance Release Annual Report

The Alliance for Biking and Walking have released their 2016 Benchmarking report. You can download the full report here.

The report looks into biking and walking trips around the country, and sets some ambitious goals for the future. However, it also publishes a lot of encouraging data about alternative modes of transportation around the U.S. today. Here are some highlights:

Bike share programs, like Washington D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare have a very positive impact on businesses.



Women walk to work at a rate that is consistent with their proportion of the overall national population. However, when it comes to commuting to work by bike, they are under-indexing. Even despite growing advocacy efforts to get more women on bikes, we are still not doing enough!


But the percentage of commuters who bike to work around the country is growing, and large cities are becoming more and more bike friendly. Big congrats to Davis, CA for having over 1 out of every 5 residents commute to work by bike!

Bottom line: we are improving, but there is still plenty of work to be done. There can always be more people on bikes!