Talking Headways Podcast: Biking and Walking Trends, Benchmarked
Christy Kwan, interim director of the Alliance for Biking and Walking, joins us this week to talk about the alliance’s bi-annual national Benchmarking Report. It’s full of great information and Christy shares how local activists might put it to good use in their communities (and why they might not want their cities to score too well in the rankings).
Among the trends we discuss: the decline in public health according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control, and rising cycling fatalities among senior citizens. We also get into the data collection methods available now and in the future to measure walking and biking.
Christy wraps up with a look at the prospects for walking and biking in some cities, like Atlanta, that might surprise you with their awesome programs. So download the report and see where your city ranks as you listen along.