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Why don't people walk?

The 2002 National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors reports that one in five adults age 16 or older have either never walked or had not walked during a thirty-day period in the summer of 2002. ...more >

How do communities survey citizen needs and attitudes about bicycling and walking?

Several techniques may be used to assess citizen needs and attitudes regarding bicycling and walking. Some highly recommended approaches include: Image: Dan Burden Opinion surveys of representative samples Speaking directly with the target population and analyzing their responses may be the most accurate and informative method of collecting the needs and attitudes of citizens. ...more >

How do communities survey citizen needs and attitudes about bicycling and walking?

Several techniques may be used to assess citizen needs and attitudes regarding bicycling and walking. Some highly recommended approaches include: Image: Dan Burden Opinion surveys of representative samples Speaking directly with the target population and analyzing their responses may be the most accurate and informative method of collecting the needs and attitudes of citizens. ...more >

Which are the best cities for walking?

Prevention Magazine, in coordination with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), create an annual list of the best walking cities in the US. Some of the factors included in the ranking are: ...more >

How many pedestrians are killed and injured each year?

In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 4,092 pedestrians were killed in crashes with motor vehicles and 59,000 were injured. These numbers represent a 22 percent drop from 1998. ...more >

How many bicycles are stolen each year?

In 2004, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported an estimated 6,947,685 "larceny/thefts" of which bicycle thefts accounted for 3.6 percent, or more than 250,000. The average value of a stolen bike was estimated at $ ...more >

Which are the best cities for bicycling?

Bicycling Magazine tries to answer this question every couple of years. Their 2001 rankings are split into three different size categories; with the smallest city population included being 200,000 people. ...more >

How many bicyclists are killed and injured each year?

In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 630 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles and 51,000 were injured. These numbers represent approximately 2 percent of the total number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes. ...more >

What is the current 'state of the art' regarding the design of safe crosswalks, especially in urban settings?

Treatments to improve the safety of crosswalks include: Raised mid-point median. Pedestrian-initiated amber, overhead flashing lights. Stopline painted on the roadway some distance in advance of the crosswalk ( ...more >

Why doesn't our city install more traffic signals to help us cross the street?

Traffic signals are an important means of traffic control. When used properly (and where warranted) they can help improve safety, move more cars, and make it easier to cross the street. The number of crashes at an intersection ( ...more >