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Buttigieg and Biden talk Infrastructure

Last week, I wrote about what the League hoped to hear from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg when he testified in front of Congress. We wanted to hear him talk about a people-centric transportation system, the need to reduce speed to ensure safety, and we had hoped to hear specific call outs to investments in bicycling, walking and Complete Streets.

What we want to hear Secretary Buttigieg prioritize at his first hearing

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 24, Secretary Pete Buttigieg will testify in front of the House Transportation Committee for the first time in his official role as a cabinet member. In this hearing, he’ll be talking in a more focused way than at his confirmation hearing about the Biden Administration's priorities for the coming transportation reauthorization bill. This is the same bill the League and our advocates have been working to shape over the past two years. Here’s what we hope Secretary Pete chooses to highlight in his testimony and responses to questions: 

Presenting our 2021 Award winners

Meet our Advocacy and Education Award winners and join us in May for "bike-side chats" with the people and organizations taking bold action, leading on equity and inclusivity, and inspiring us to do better in our efforts to make biking better.

2021 Federal Policy Strategy and Priorities

2021 is proving to be a busy year in Washington, DC, especially for transportation! Between the reauthorization bill, talk of a stimulus and a new administration and Department of transportation, there’s a lot of opportunity for improving bicycling and walking.

Here’s the League’s priority list for promoting Bicycle Friendly federal policy this year: 

Inviting the next generation to #BikeSummit21

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To enable as many young people as possible to attend #BikeSummit21, advocates 21 years old and younger can register for free, engage in advocacy, and help shape the upcoming Youth Bike Summit planned for later in 2021!

LCI Spotlight: Sarah Hadler

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The League certifies hundreds of League Cycling Instructors every year and there are thousands of LCIs around the country leading bike education efforts in their communities. In our LCI spotlight series, we are sharing the stories of League Cycling Instructors doing what they do every day: educating, mentoring, empowering. You don’t have to be an extraordinary athlete or overachieving student to be a stellar LCI, all you need is the conviction that life is better for everyone when more people ride bikes. 

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