From its Benchmarking Project, the NCBW
produced this report which shows that only only 11 state
departments of transportation (DOT) have bicycle and
pedestrian plans, and routinely accommodate bicycles
and pedestrians in state highway projects.
In developing the report, the NCBW interviewed 49 state
DOT bicycle/pedestrian coordinators and reviewed planning
documents they provided.
The study looked closely at four topics: statewide
bicycle and pedestrian plans, accommodating bicycles
in state highway projects, providing sidewalks for pedestrians
in state highway projects located in urban areas, and
implementing a statewide Safe Routes to School program.
The NCBW reviewed federal legislation, regulations,
polices, and guidance, as well as the policies and recommended
practices of national organizations including the American
Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
(AASHTO) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers
(ITE). Using these sources, a set of benchmarks was
identified and used to assess the current performance
of each state DOT. A chart shows all 50 states and their
positions on these benchmarks.