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Benchmark for walking and biking


How are we doing in creating more walkable and bikeable streets? A new report from Safe Routes to Schools shows that walking and biking to and from school has been increasing for students. In fact, youth make up 21% of the population but take 17% of walking trips and 39% of biking trips. The report notes that pedestrians and bicyclists, especially vulnerable road users like youth, seniors, and people with disabilities, experience increased injury and fatality in a crash compared with those in motor vehicles, calling for effective protective road policies.