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Encouraging physical activity with safer streets

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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 153 Bicycle Friendly Business Awards in January 2020, Program Nears 1,400 Business Partners in Bike Movement

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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.

The League joins others to tell Congress to put safety first for automated vehicles

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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.

Take Action: Keep up the momentum for more federal funding for biking

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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...

Thankful for the people and places committed to being a Bicycle Friendly Community

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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.

Statement on NTSB decision to endorse mandatory helmet laws

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On November 5, the National Transportation Safety Board staff presented the board with their report, "Bicyclist safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures" and recommendations. While the report noted bike infrastructure and better vehicle design are critical elements to bicyclists' safety, the board members chose to place an emphasis on and change staff recommendations to reflect mandatory helmet usage.
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