Posted: Jan 24, 2012 9:24 AM
TUCSON - Of the 51 largest cities in the U.S., Tucson is ranked 5 for spending per capita for cyclists and pedestrians, and has the more on-street bike lanes than any other city in a study conducted by The Alliance for Biking and Walking.
The group works to create and strengthen bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups in the United States, and today, they released the results of their 2012 benchmarking report, showing areas where Tucson has excelled.
Overall, Tucson ranks 16 of 51 cities in terms of bicycling and walking levels, incorporating a wide range of data from cyclist and pedestrian safety to funding to legislation and integration.
About 3.6 of Tucsonans walk to work, and 1.9 percent bike to work - 71 percent of them men, and 29 percent of them women. Tucson has over 620 miles of streets with bicycle lanes, more than any other city on the list.
Tucson was one of only four cities to earn "Gold" bicycle and pedestrian-friendly status from the alliance. Only Portland earned the higher "Platinum" status.
You can download a complete copy of the 2012 report here:
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Help those in need this holiday season
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
Win! Win! Win!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Let us help grow your business
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories