The Alliance for Biking and Walking has released a 2012 Benchmarking Report:  Biking and Walking in the United States. The report affirms that bicycling and walking benefit public health, the environment, and economies. While many states and local governments are making strides to promote biking and walking, more investment, education, and public policies are needed.  The Alliance recommends that government officials and advocates use the benchmarking report to measure their progress toward increasing transportation options and evaluate the results of their efforts.