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Missing From the Climate-Energy Legislation: Bikes!

Missing from the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act, the significant climate legislation which passed the Senate on a 51-50 party-line vote on Sunday with Vice President Harris casting the tie-breaking vote, is any mention of bikes.

August 9, 2022 - The Washington Post

A cyclist on a path in Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin

After Repealing Complete Streets, Wisconsin Falls to 29th Most Bike-Friendly State

Despite a rise in bicycling by residents, Wisconsin has dedicated disappointingly low amounts of funding and resources to bike infrastructure.

July 25, 2022 - Sun Prairie Star

A person on a bike waits at an intersection by leaning against the curb.

Bicycle Friendly States: Massachusetts Tops the List

For the first time since the League of American Bicyclists started ranking states for bicycle friendly practices and policies in 2008, Washington State does not appear at the top of the list.

April 26, 2022 - League of American Bicyclists

Bike Lane

How 'Bicycle Friendly' is Gainesville?

Despite a recent designation from the League of American Bicyclists, one writer argues that the city's infrastructure is failing to protect pedestrians and cyclists from dangerous car traffic.

August 3, 2021 - The Gainesville Sun

Multi-Modalism

Add More Bicycle Friendly Communities to the List

The League of American Bicyclists announced in December the round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) awards.

January 5, 2021 - The League of American Bicyclists

Indiana

Bike-Friendly City in Indiana is Known for Plentiful Roundabouts

Indiana's fifth-largest city, of just under 100,000, residents has 120 roundabouts, more than any city in the U.S., and only 14 traffic lights. The average traffic fatality rate is 83 percent lower than the national average.

February 2, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Bus Stop and Bike Lane

2019 Bicycle Friendly States Rankings Released

The Pacific Northwest is leading the way for bicycle safety at the state level, according to the latest report from the League of American Bicyclists.

December 4, 2019 - League of American Bicyclists

California State Capital

Sacramento Hopes to Lead Transportation Emission Reductions by Example

As California tries to stem its increasing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, its capital, Sacramento, may prove to be a model for other cities as it embraces electric vehicles and strategies to reduce driving.

October 29, 2018 - Curbed

Bike Commuter

Senate GOP Tax Cutters Target Bike Commuter Tax Benefit

To help pay for their massive tax cut bill, Senate Republicans have proposed elimination of a small tax benefit that can save bike commuters $240 annually. Unlike the House tax bill, they don't touch parking and transit benefits.

November 27, 2017 - Bicycling

Seattle, Washington

The Best and Worst States for Bikes

The 2017 "Bicycle Friendly State Ranking" list is here.

October 27, 2017 - League of American Bicyclists

Portland Bike

Ranking the States by Bike Friendliness

The League of American Bicyclists publishes a Bicycle Friendly State ranking as part of its Bicycle Friendly State program.

March 30, 2017 - Next City

Ghost Bike

Michigan Tragedy Highlights Dangers of Rural Roads to Cyclists

Five of the nine experienced cyclists who were mowed down by a pickup truck on a rural road in Kalamazoo on June 7 died. While most bike crashes occur on urban roads, there are hidden dangers in biking in uncongested rural areas.

June 21, 2016 - The Huffington Post

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Book Review: Before 'Park' Became a Verb

With so much to learn just by reading a Wall Street Journal book review of "Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road" by James Longhurst, history professor at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, imagine what's to learn by reading the book.

April 13, 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

Breaking Down the Demographics of Bicycle Commuters

A new report from the League of American Bicyclists discussed equity in bicycle commuting and infrastructure, causing a flurry of discussion throughout the Internet.

August 20, 2014 - Blooming Rock

Bike Signal on the Hornby Separated Bike Lane in Vancouver

Possibly Coming to a City Near You: Bike Boxes, Bike Traffic Signals

Bike boxes and bike traffic signals can greatly assist cyclists in navigating through intersections where the majority of bike-motor vehicle collisions occur. A key advisory committee may recommend official acceptance, which would green-light them.

December 24, 2013 - Streetsblog

America's Biking Boom Moves to the 'Burbs

Suburban locales have typically lagged behind larger cities in building bike-friendly infrastructure. But the League of American Bicyclists' latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities designations indicate a sea change is happening in the suburbs.

October 18, 2013 - DC.Streetsblog

Bike Lobby Flexes Its Muscles

Did you chuckle when the WSJ's Dorothy Rabinowitz said "the bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise”? Well, "[t]he bicycle lobby is real," say Byron Tau and Caitlin Emma, who explore the increasing clout of those fighting for bike infrastructure.

June 17, 2013 - Politico

Biking Saves Billions

A new study released on Friday, coinciding with National Bike to Work Day, finds that bicyclists in the United States save at least $4.6 billion a year by riding instead of driving, reports Tanya Mohn.

May 22, 2012 - Forbes

How You Benefit From Increased Biking, Without Ever Touching a Pedal

Jay Walljasper chronicles the growing influence of the bicycle lobby, and their persuasive argument that policies that are good for bicyclists actually benefit everyone.

April 3, 2012 - Shareable

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