A proven strategy to get more people on bikes in your community is building coalitions of stakeholders. Central to local success is the small business community, like those who have joined the more than 1,400 Bicycle Friendly Businesses across the country. And why not?
New estimates about bike commuting from the Census Bureau show a continued decline nationwide, down 3 percent since last year. Large cities such as Portland, Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Honolulu all saw decreases in the percentage of people biking to work.
Nothing feels like more a like a double-cross than when a driver passes you too close and their car ends up having a bike rack on it. There are other ways, too, for bicyclists to spot drivers whose other vehicle is a bike or who support safer roads for people who bike and walk.
Years after Idaho enacted the first law allowing bicyclists to legally roll through stop signs when it's safe to do so, several states like Oregon have passed similar legislation thanks to the dedication of advocates.
Whether it’s on our bread and butter issues like funding for bike infrastructure, or on larger issues like automated vehicles, the League engages coalitions of likeminded organizations to get things done on behalf of people who bike. Here is how our coalitions on those two issues are making progress to protect and promote bicycling.
The League is working with a coalition of groups to ensure the future of automated vehicles considers people outside of cars, and on Friday we submitted a letter joined by 47 groups sharing our proactive vision for how a federal automated vehicle framework can enhance safety, accessibility, and communities.
So much of our daily experience as bicyclists rests on the laws our states have in place to protect us. The League works with state advocacy organizations to protect us on the road. Here are the biggest gains for bicyclists in 2019.
The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee released the text of the roads portion of the transportation reauthorization bill this morning and it is great for biking and walking.
As the Senate unveils its first look at the next Transportation Bill, we highlight what we're hoping to see in the bill to make biking better.
Meet the three bicyclists who will be joining the League's Board of Directors thanks to our membership's votes!
Every day, the League is working to promote and protect bicyclists' rights at the federal level. Here are Caron's notes from the past few weeks on her work to promote bicyclists' rights on Capitol Hill.