It’s a foundational belief at the League: when more people ride bikes, life is better for everyone. One way we know bicycling improves lives is that it contributes to the overall health of our nation: our neighbors, ourselves, and our fellow Americans across the country.
With the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Business awards, a family could fly from their home in Tampa to visit the Grand Canyon and patronize hundreds of bike-minded businesses along the way. Today, the League of American Bicyclists honored 103 organizations with new Bicycle Friendly Business awards and renewed or upgraded 50 others.
Most days, you can find the League doing meetings on Capitol Hill. Typically, we're doing one-on-one meetings, but today, I was joined by experts from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Center for Auto Safety, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Transportation for America, and the New York City Department of Transportation to for a congressional briefing for staffers on how automated vehicles can make Americans safer.
This New Year, encourage the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to resolve to build more separated bike lanes by telling them that this game-changing, proven, effective, simple, and yet under-utilized innovation should be part of the next Every Day Counts deployment.
The Transportation Alternatives program accounts for almost half of all federal funding for bicycling and walking infrastructure, and it's currently capped at $850 million per year - for the entire country. In March, attendees at the 2019 National Bike Summit asked Congress for improvements to the TA program that would make biking better...
See how states can improve their ranking on our Bicycle Friendly State list by implementing some of the NTSB recommendations.
The new 2019 Bicycle Friendly State ranking grades the states and looks at how each is prioritizing people over speed.
In the weeks since the National Transportation Safety Board’s hearing on bicycle safety, media attention has focused on the board members’ addition of recommendations that focus on mandatory helmet usage. We reviewed the media covering the NTSB report and found that 18 of 21 articles mentioned mandatory helmet laws – and only mandatory helmet laws – in their headline.
Twice a year, the League of American Bicyclists honors communities, their city leaders and local advocates, with awards based on the progress these places have made towards being more welcoming to people who bike. Today, we're announcing the 65 communities who earned official Bicycle Friendly Community certification or Honorable Mentions.
Join hundreds of bike advocates in from March 15-17, 2020, in Arlington, VA, for the largest grassroots bicycle advocacy conference in America. It's a celebration of #BikeJoy you won't want to miss!
DOT announced $883 million in BUILD Grant awardees yesterday. Of the 55 projects awarded, 21 included significant funding for bicycling and walking while five others included some pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.
The League of American Bicyclists' Board of Directors welcomes the leadership of Ken Podziba as he brings a track record of growing the bicycling movement to the position.
208 colleges and universities currently hold the Bicycle Friendly University status certified by the League of American Bicyclists
A proven strategy to get more people on bikes in your community is building coalitions of stakeholders. Central to local success is the small business community, like those who have joined the more than 1,400 Bicycle Friendly Businesses across the country. And why not?