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Your 2019 Board of Directors candidates

Six League members have stepped forward to run for three positions on our Board of Directors. Learn more about their candidacies and then vote.

Notes from climbing Capitol Hill: June 7, 2019

Every day, the League is working to promote and protect bicyclists' rights at the federal level. Here are notes from Caron Whitaker, our vice president of government relations, on her work and the conversations happening on the Hill this week.

America needs SAFE Streets

States spend less than 1% of their federal safety funding to reduce the dangers faced by pedestrians and bicyclists, who make up 18% of traffic fatalities. A new bill would change that.

Notes from climbing Capitol Hill: May 24, 2019

Every day, the League is working to promote and protect bicyclists' rights at the federal level. Here are notes from Caron Whitaker, our vice president of government relations, on her work and the conversations happening on the Hill this week.

Why America needs a Bike New Deal

Earlier this year, we introduced our vision for a Bike New Deal, a transformative plan to build a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone based on five goals. Here's our "why".

Help us increase and improve federal funding for biking and walking

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Imagine your community with more trails for people biking and walking. Imagine a bicyclist and pedestrian bridge over that major arterial that cuts neighborhoods off from each other. At the 2019 National Bike Summit, advocates asked their senators to support enhancements to the Transportation Alternatives (TA) program that would make it easier for local governments and agencies to fund and implement projects to make biking better.

League membership: the protected cycletrack of associations

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Here at the League, members are at the core of every program, every initiative, every action. As the 'big tent' national organization for bicycling, we need the wide depth and variety of experience, background, and perspective that only the bike community at-large can provide. Cycling in this country is experiencing a renaissance, built soundly on the platform of the many voices of our riders.

How #BikeSummit19 took over Twitter

It would be impossible to sum up #BikeSummit19 in one post--so I won’t. Over the next several weeks, we’ll post recaps with photos, presentations, and more detailed recaps about what we took away from the Summit. In the meantime, we want to celebrate the nearly 400 cyclists and advocates who attended the Summit and helped elevated our conversations about making biking better to the national stage.

Why Congress Should Put More Data in the Hands of Planners

When developers build new shopping centers or apartment complexes, they rely on datasets and visualization tools that illustrate how people can get to and from these sites most efficiently and safely, including by bike. Unfortunately, state and local Departments of Transportation often do not have access to these private sector data tools that would show them how improved bike facilities would increase everyone’s ability to get places safely and quickly.

Congratulations to the 2019 National Bike Summit Awardees

Each National Bike Summit is an opportunity to recognize the exemplars of our vibrant bicycle advocacy community. From organizations to individuals, everyone plays an important role in the campaigns and initiatives that make biking better. These awardees are the ones that inspire us, keep us motivated, and encourage us to reach bigger goals. We were honored to have the 2019 award winners join us at the National Bike Summit and share their stories with us. 

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