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Take Action: Keep up the momentum for more federal funding for biking

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...

Salvaging the suggestions of the NTSB

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.

Thankful for the people and places committed to being a Bicycle Friendly Community

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.

How BUILD grants are building a Bicycle Friendly America

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.

Statement on NTSB decision to endorse mandatory helmet laws

On November 5, the National Transportation Safety Board staff presented the board with their report, "Bicyclist safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures" and recommendations. While the report noted bike infrastructure and better vehicle design are critical elements to bicyclists' safety, the board members chose to place an emphasis on and change staff recommendations to reflect mandatory helmet usage.

Drivers have more than one way to show support for biking

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.

How advocates brought the Idaho Stop to Oregon

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.

How is the League so effective? We work in coalitions.

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.

League leads coalition asking for AV Restart

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.