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Evaluating Cleveland's Bicycling Community
The PRCHN is working with the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, and bike advocacy nonprofit Bike Cleveland to evaluate the City of Cleveland’s progress towards becoming a more bicycle-friendly community as defined by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). This work is being supported by a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant, funded by the Centers for Disease Control.

The PRCHN and its partners are developing a data dashboard that will evaluate:

* Bike facilities within the city of Cleveland
* Ridership
* Safety
* Citizen engagement 

The bike advocacy community will be able to use this data dashboard to inform their applications to the League of American Bicyclists, which awards “Bike-Friendly Community” status to cities based on a number of criteria around ridership, safety, and education. Cleveland is currently rated at the bronze level, with much room for improvement. The evaluation team is using data from a wide variety of sources throughout the region, among them the 2015 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) both of which are conducted by the PRCHN, and the Safe Routes to School travel tally and parent survey.

REACH Project Manager Anna Thornton notes that the PRCHN and its partners hope that “Bringing together all the city-wide data sources to inform the data dashboard can be used as an annual tool to evaluate the City of Cleveland and the bike community’s collective effort towards creating a more bike-friendly city.”
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