Category Archives: Data and Reports

2018 US Bicycling & Walking Benchmarking Report Released

A benchmarking report on bicycling and walking in the United States first appeared in in 2007, when it was created by cycling and walkability advocates as a way to track data on the two transportation modes.
The 2018 edition, titled Bicycling & Walking in the United States: 2018 Benchmarking Report, is the first published by the League of American Bicyclists, which explains the report’s purpose by noting, “People support biking and walking for a variety of reasons. The benchmarking report is intended to provide data from diverse sources, so report users can decide how best to present that data within their communities.”

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AARP Releases 2019 ‘Dangerous by Design’ Report

The 2019 Dangerous by Design report ranks states and metropolitan areas throughout the United States according to how dangerous the roadways are for pedestrians.

Published by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, with support from AARP, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the consulting firm of Nelson\Nygaard, the report’s Pedestrian Danger Index measures how dangerous it is for people to walk based on the number of people struck and killed by drivers while walking. Continue reading

New Report Highlights Factors that Influence Healthy Aging in Massachusetts

The 2018 Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report has been released!

The comprehensive examination of the health of older people in the Commonwealth offers detailed profiles of every city and town, maps and other tools to understand healthy aging trends and disparities throughout the state. Prepared by a research team at the Gerontology Institute at the John W. McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the report was funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Highlights were shared at a meeting of the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. Continue reading