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The five principles of a Bike New Deal

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In our recent 2018 Benchmarking Report, the League found the U.S. is in the midst of a public health crisis of physical inactivity and deadly roads. The Bike New Deal addresses the urgency to act, and act in a big way to make biking and walking better for everyone.

Is it infrastructure week again?

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President Trump campaigned the need for a $1 trillion investment in improving our infrastructure, and he mentioned the issue once again in last night’s State of the Union address. It was an important, if brief, moment.

Welcoming two new coaches to the League

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In creating a more Bicycle Friendly America, the League wants to make biking safer, easier, and more accessible to everyone, whether commuting to work, exercising, or simply enjoying the freedom felt while bicycling. Part of that is engineering and encouragement, but a large part of that is education. To be a Bicycle Friendly Community, for example, a place must offer educational programs in bicycling skills for adults and children.

Learning how Mobiel 21 is growing the bicycle culture in Belgium

While we’re building a more Bicycle Friendly America, there are advocates and educators working around the world to make their own countries more welcoming to cyclists--even in places we think of as havens for bicyclists, like Belgium.

What's Next for Walking and Biking in 2019?

In 2019, our movement of biking advocates will have several opportunities to create a more Bicycle Friendly America on Capitol Hill and through local partners at the community level. The League's efforts to make our roads and cities more welcoming for bicyclists, pedestrians, and other road user are often most successful when we join forces with like-minded organizations, such as our friends at America Walks and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

The State of Bicycle Counting 2018 Infographic

We're committed to building a Bicycle Friendly America which means helping more cities and towns meet the criteria to become Bicycle Friendly Communities. We couldn't do that without the support of partners like Eco-Counter. Last year, we worked with Eco-Counter to survey almost 200 communities across the country, including BFCs and non-BFCs, to learn how local officials are counting bicyclists on their trails and roads.   

Cycling Through the Winter Blues

Read how two of our newest Bicycle Friendly Universities are able to keep students, faculty, and staff cycling safely through the cold winter months.

Brighten up Your Community

Two Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Universities are "brightening their communities" by promoting safe night time bicycling.

Meet Your 2019 National Bike Summit Speaker: Robin Mazumder

We are excited to introduce one of our 2019 National Bike Summit speakers! Urban scientist Robin Mazumder will connect his enthusiasm for cycling with his research on urban design to inspire a future that accommodates the human experience.

Bike Clubs and Organizations From Around the Country Oppose the AV START Act

Autonomous driving technology has the potential to make our roads safer for everyone, but only if that technology is tested and designed to ‘see’ and respond properly. League member organizations and national partners joined us in opposing the AV START Act through a letter to Senators.