Which States Best Prioritize Walking and Biking?

The most recent coverage of the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s 2014 Benchmark report compares each of the states for how much federal transportation funding they devote to active transportation.
Tyler Olson / Shutterstock

“Obviously, no state is really rolling out the red carpet for active transportation. While walking and biking account for about 11.5 percent of all trips, on average states devote only 2.1 percent of their federal funding to active modes,” writes Angie Schmitt.

The article includes a chart taken from the Alliance for Biking and Walking's 2014 Benchmark report, which compares each state’s spending on active transportation, as a percentage of total expenditures from federal transportation dollars. Delaware, Florida, and Minnesota lead the list, while West Virginia, North Dakota, and South Carolina bring up the rear. 

Full Story: How Does Your State Stack Up on Funding for Walking and Biking?

Comments

Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00
Book cover of Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Featuring thought-provoking commentary and insights from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.
$18.95