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Benchmarks: Places on the Move Measure Up

All Planetizen readers should read the full 200-page Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report. If you haven't taken the time yet, Hazel Borys shares some of the best bits.
March 29, 2016, 12pm PDT | Scott Doyon
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"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."

 2016 Benchmarking Report

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Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in PlaceShakers
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