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Benchmarks: Places on the Move Measure Up
"It’s getting safer to walk and cycle in the United States. Active transportation is on the rise, with bicycling up 71 percent from 2007 to 2016 in large U.S. cities."
"That tells us that people are getting better about deciding which streets are links and which ones are places. But that we still need to work on the disproportionate fatality rate of our elders and people of color. As well as the fact that men still outnumber women cycling to work by about two to one."
"More jobs are created per dollar spent on pedestrian and cycling amenities than on car-only investments. We’ve talked extensively about the economics of placemaking here on PlaceShakers, so it’s good to add more jobs numbers."