The United States should be a leader in vehicle safety, but a new report show how far behind the U.S. has fallen when designing vehicles for bicyclist and pedestrian safety.
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.
Number of bicyclists killed reached 25-year high as transportation policies at federal and state levels require greater urgency to create a more Bicycle Friendly America
While the NTSB rarely directly addresses bicyclist or pedestrian safety, many of the “most wanted” safety efforts point to big potential improvements for people who bike and walk.
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.
Just over a month from now, bike advocates will gather in Arlington, Virginia, for the 2019 National Bike Summit. Situated just across the river from Washington, DC, Arlington is more than just a suburb with a beautiful view.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, the League of American Bicyclists is honoring 82 businesses in 30 states with its prestigious Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) designation.
Read how two of our newest Bicycle Friendly Universities are able to keep students, faculty, and staff cycling safely through the cold winter months.
Sixty-one new and renewing towns and cities earned Bicycle Friendly Community status for their leadership and investment in infrastructure, education, and outreach.
The 2018 Bicycle Friendly State progress reports use state and federal data on bicycling to highlight changes.
Two Bicycle Friendly Universities go beyond campus to cultivate bike culture for the whole community.
Two Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Universities are "brightening their communities" by promoting safe night time bicycling.
Forty-five new and renewing colleges and universities have proved outstanding in their support of bicycling on campus, earning Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) status.
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.
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.