Active Transportation

Cyclists riding on green painted bike lane protected by flexible post delineators in Chicago, Illinois.

Study: Lack of Safe Infrastructure Keeps People Away From Active Transportation

Roughly two-thirds of respondents to an REI Co-op survey said they would ride bikes more if protected bike lanes and other safety measures were more prevalent in their communities.

May 15, 2024 - REI Co-op

Concrete bike and pedestrian trail with people walking and biking under pedestrian bridge in Orlando, Florida.

FHWA Opens $45 Million in Bike and Pedestrian Grants

Active Transportation grants are aimed at helping communities build and maintain bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

March 27, 2024 - Traffic Technology Today

People on bike share bikes on bridge with Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline in background

Minnesota Awards Active Transportation Grants

The grants are aimed at helping cities create action plans for improving their bike and pedestrian networks.

January 31, 2024 - KEYC News Now

Map drawing from Lake Wales, Florida master plan highlighting green networks.

Florida Town Master Plan Encourages Active Living

Lake Wales is redesigning its car-oriented streets to make it easier for residents to walk and bike.

January 7, 2024 - Congress For New Urbanism

Blurry person in bike riding quickly in bike lane with Big Ben in background in London, UK.

Biking in London Grew by 20 Percent Since 2019

Pandemic-induced changes and improved bike infrastructure have contributed to the impressive growth of cycling as a mode share.

December 11, 2023 - Momentum Magazine

Man riding bicycle wearing black helmet on New York City street.

Tracking the Rise of Biking in the U.S.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, most U.S. cities saw a sharp rise in the number of trips taken by bike, but a recent plateau indicates a need for better infrastructure to promote continued growth.

September 27, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Man in orange jacket wearing surgical mask and bike helmet looks at phone while wearing delivery backpack and holding bicycle

How Long Covid Changes the Transportation Conversation

People living with long Covid symptoms can find themselves unable to make the same mobility choices they used to.

September 20, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

A yellow sign points to a bike and pedestrian path with open park space in the background.

BikeWalkOKC Plan Updated After Five Years of Progress

The BikeWalkOKC plan has proceeded faster than expected after its approval in 2018. A 2023 update is expected to pick up where the 2018 plan left off.

September 13, 2023 - Oklahoma City Free Press

Los Angeles Protected Bike Lane

New Active Transportation Plan for Los Angeles County Announced

The new Active Transportation Strategic Plan (ATSP), announced recently by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will be both aspirational and expensive.

September 5, 2023 - Los Angeles Daily News

Rear view of man riding electric bike wearing business suit with large leather messenger bag slung across his back

Taking on the Bad E-Bike Takes

How to spot a bad-faith e-bike story.

August 10, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Close-up of Caltrans logo on white passenger train

The ‘Three Pillars’ of Carbon Reduction, According to Caltrans

The California Department of Transportation released its draft carbon reduction strategy last month to apply for Carbon Reduction Program funds included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Road pricing plays a prominent role.

August 9, 2023 - CalTrans

Two young boys wearing bike helmets looking right before crossing the street on their bicycles

‘Kidical Mass:’ The Bike Bus Movement Comes to America

Parents and students around the country are organizing into ‘bike buses’ to keep children safe while biking to and from school.

June 8, 2023 - The New York Times

Close-up of person on electric mountain bike on gravel path

Colorado To Launch E-Bike Rebate Program Statewide

On the heels of Denver’s highly successful e-bike incentive program, a statewide program will provide rebates to all Colorado residents.

May 9, 2023 - Colorado Public Radio

Man riding cargo bike with large front carrier

Cargo Bikes: A Smart, Sustainable Choice for Urban Transport

Five reasons why cargo bikes are the ‘future of urban transportation.’

April 23, 2023 - Momentum Magazine

Close-up of person sitting on electric bike

Federal E-Bike Rebate Bill Reintroduced

The bill, part of an effort to encourage active transportation for short trips and take cars off U.S. roads, would cover 30 percent of the cost of an electric bike.

March 23, 2023 - Congressman Jimmy Panetta

Parked electric scooters on a sidewalk with person walking bike in the background

Small Modes Are Beautiful!

Active modes (walking, bicycling and their variants) and micromodes (e-bikes and e-scooters) can provide large climate emission reductions and other important benefits, if we let them. Small modes are important but often undercounted and undervalued.

January 13, 2023 - Todd Litman

Father riding cargo bike with one child in cargo basket and one child riding bike alongside on sunny tree-lined path

The Multi-Faceted Benefits of E-Bikes

Advocates say incentivizing e-bikes is a quick and effective way to reduce carbon emissions and shift U.S. transportation priorities away from car-oriented planning.

January 4, 2023 - NPR

Two people on bikes in San Diego, California

California’s Year in Bike Policy

Bike and pedestrian advocates saw some big legislative and political wins in 2022.

December 16, 2022 - CalBike Report

London Bikes

Active and Micro Mobility Modes Can Provide Cost-Effective Emission Reductions–If We Let Them

What role can active and micro modes (walking, bicycling, e-bikes and their variants) play in reducing emissions? Far more than most current emission reduction plans will achieve. We can do better!

December 13, 2022 - Todd Litman

University Ave and Dundas Street in downtown Toronto

Canada's Car Commuting Roars Back as Transit’s Rebound Remains Slow

Car commuting rates are returning to pre-pandemic levels, while public transit and active transportation rates are slower to recover.

December 1, 2022 - The Globe and Mail

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