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We're Number 1!

Alliance for Biking and Walking report coverA new report released by the Alliance for Biking and Walking, Bicycling and Walking in the United States: The 2010 Benchmarking Report finds that while biking and walking make up 10% of trips in the U.S. and people not in motor vehicles make up 13% of traffic fatalities, they receive less than 2% of federal transportation dollars.

While that's not good news, there were some positive stories highlighted in the report. Most exciting for us at Safe Routes is that Portland is Number 1 for participation in International Walk + Bike to School Day!

Portland had more schools participate in National Walk and Bike to School Day than any other major U.S. city (47.3 schools on a 3-yr average).

Check out the graph below pulled from the report...

walk + bike to school day participation graph

Thanks Portland schools, students, and Walk + Bike volunteers for putting us at the top!