The Transportation Alternatives program accounts for almost half of all federal funding for bicycling and walking infrastructure, and it's currently capped at $850 million per year - for the entire country. In March, attendees at the 2019 National Bike Summit asked Congress for improvements to the TA program that would make biking better...
See how states can improve their ranking on our Bicycle Friendly State list by implementing some of the NTSB recommendations.
The new 2019 Bicycle Friendly State ranking grades the states and looks at how each is prioritizing people over speed.
In the weeks since the National Transportation Safety Board’s hearing on bicycle safety, media attention has focused on the board members’ addition of recommendations that focus on mandatory helmet usage. We reviewed the media covering the NTSB report and found that 18 of 21 articles mentioned mandatory helmet laws – and only mandatory helmet laws – in their headline.
Twice a year, the League of American Bicyclists honors communities, their city leaders and local advocates, with awards based on the progress these places have made towards being more welcoming to people who bike. Today, we're announcing the 65 communities who earned official Bicycle Friendly Community certification or Honorable Mentions.
Join hundreds of bike advocates in from March 15-17, 2020, in Arlington, VA, for the largest grassroots bicycle advocacy conference in America. It's a celebration of #BikeJoy you won't want to miss!
DOT announced $883 million in BUILD Grant awardees yesterday. Of the 55 projects awarded, 21 included significant funding for bicycling and walking while five others included some pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.
The League of American Bicyclists' Board of Directors welcomes the leadership of Ken Podziba as he brings a track record of growing the bicycling movement to the position.
208 colleges and universities currently hold the Bicycle Friendly University status certified by the League of American Bicyclists
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.