The Alliance for Biking & Walking released their biennial Benchmarking report of bicycling and walking in the United States. The data is pulled from many national sources and gives some idea of how the region measures up.
Washington DC as ranked among the 51 largest cities
#2 in biking and walking (behind Boston)
#8 in fewest bike and ped fatalities (Kansas City #1)
#4 per capita funding for bike/ped (Atlanta #1)
#7 cycling to work (Portland #1)
#8 Bicycle safety (Oklahoma City #1)
#10 in Advocacy Capacity (Seattle #1)
Maryland as ranked among the 50 states
#32 in biking and walking (Alaska #1 - that surprises me. And they are crushing the competition)
#35 in fewest bike and ped fatalities (Vermont #1)
#45 per capita funding for bike/ped (MD contributes 0.7% of their transportation dollars to bike ped)
#46 cycling to work (Oregon #1)
#40 percentage of transportation dollars dedicated to bike/ped (New Hampshire #1)
Also Maryland got called out for being one of only a few states to have a mandatory bike lane use law. And they ranked last for dedicating TE funds to biking and walking (13% - NH used 94% of their TE funds for biking and walking. Virginia 28%).
Virginia as ranked among the 50 states
#36 in biking and walking
#27 in fewest bike and ped fatalities
#50 per capita funding for bike/ped
#35 cycling to work
#29 Bicycle safety
#49 percentage of transportation dollars dedicated to bike/ped
#7 in advocacy capacity (Maryland unranked, Oregon #1)
Nationally, Streetsblog Capitol Hill focuses on the fact that walking and biking make up 9.6% of transportation and yet receive only 1.2% of federal funding. On safety the report notes.
While overall numbers of bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are declining, pedestrians and bicyclists are still at a disproportionate risk for being a victim of a traffic fatality. While just 8.7% of trips in the U.S. are by foot and 0.9% are by bicycle, 11.3% of traffic fatalities are pedestrians and 1.8% are bicyclists.
The report has a lot of data, including plots showing how in states where people bike and walk more there is less obesity, less diabetes, people are more active; and how states where people bike and walk more have fewer deaths per capita.
An interesting fact was that a lot of big sky states (Montana, Idaho, Alaska etc...) seemed to do very well despite the fact they're colder, less flat and less urban. I wonder if people who work on their farm count as ped commuters?