Last Thursday we presented a webinar with updates about federal transportation policy: the latest we know about the American Jobs Plan, transportation reauthorization, how they work together, and what’s possible for bicycling. Here's the recap.
In the absence of good data, advocates like BikeWalkKC are finding ways to make the case that decriminalizing biking and walking are good public policies.
Now, for the first time in over a decade (since 2009 to be precise), the general public – local bike advocacy organizations, bike clubs, and individuals – can weigh in on MUTCD decisions as well.
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.
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:
We are sharing the stories of LCIs doing what they do every day: educating, mentoring, empowering. Lisa Giacchino loves the the sense of freedom biking brings her and instills in her kids.
This article is part of a series highlighting public health funding as a resource for active transportation initiatives. To learn more, sign up for our Lobby 201 training on Friday, April 16, 2021, where we will dive into our health work along with recommendations for more targeted and effective federal advocacy.
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.
League of American Bicyclists Secretary Buttigieg to the Summit where he'll address more than 1,000 bicycling advocates/
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:
The League’s 2020 round of Bicycle Friendly University awards, announced today, honor 38 institutions as Bicycle Friendly Universities, including four institutions new to the program.
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!
Putting on the National Bike Summit each year is a heavy lift - and so worth it based on how much we are able to make Congress recognize the importance of building a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.
Committing to #ZeroTrafficDeaths is committing to saving lives.
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.
On January 27, the League held a webinar in partnership with AARP Livable Communities to discuss data insights and new efforts for improving bicycling among older adults.
In Fall 2020 round of awards, Tampa moves to the top spot on the League’s list of cities with the most Bicycle Friendly Businesses
Check inside for a preview of some of the speakers and sessions and you can look forward to at #BikeSummit21.
The League, our partners, and grassroots advocates like you have been keeping up the pressure to ensure AVs meet their potential by directly engaging with NHTSA and Congress.