At a recent grantmaking conference, one of the speakers emphasized the role of evaluation by saying that if you can’t measure something, it doesn’t matter. Thanks to a new rule from the US Department of Transportation, all states will now be required to measure and be held accountable for bicycle and pedestrian safety.
This guest blog post was written by Nancy Pullen Seufert, Director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School.
The City of Pryor Creek, Oklahoma recently became the first city in the state to approve a Complete Streets ordinance with the unanimous approval of Ordinance No. 2016-01.
The Alliance for Biking and Walking recently released its 2016 Benchmarking Report, a biennial update on walking and biking across the United States intended to promote access to data, measure progress, support policy and advocacy efforts, and connect to health initiatives. More than half of member organizations in the Alliance for Biking and Walking are involved in Safe Routes to School efforts.