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April 28, 2014by Liz MurphyWhether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling - and encourage more folks...
February 19, 2014by Liz MurphyEach year, $37 billion is allocated to states for transportation projects. How much does your state plan to spend on bicycle and pedestrian facilities? The new Advocacy Advance report, Lifting the Veil on Bicycle and Pedestrian Spending, takes a look at a complex federal process – the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). STIPs, at their most basic, are budget documents that...
January 10, 2014by Adonia LugoNext week will be the 93rd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, which means many a bicycle scholar will be descending upon the nation's capital. The League is teaming up with the Bicicultures Research Network to invite researchers to join us on Tuesday night. We'll be at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café in Dupont Circle from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Look for us in the mezzanine!
November 18, 2013by Ken McLeodIn “Where we Ride: An Analysis of Bicycling in American Cities” we take a look at bicycle commuters throughout the nation, looking at broad trends (such as the three states that have had a more than 100% increase since 2005) and more particular analyses (such as top bike commuter rates in cities of various sizes).
September 25, 2013by Ken McLeodUPDATED: We've updated our data list for the 70 largest U.S. cities, including share of bicycle commuters and percent change. Download it here. According to the ACS, in 2012 about .64% of commutes are made by bicycle, which represents an almost 10% increase from 2011. This is the largest year-on-year increase since 2007-2008, showing that people are choosing to use their bicycles for...
August 30, 2013by Andy ClarkeOn Tuesday, August 27th the U.S. Department of Transportation released a draft strategic plan for public comment. The 94-page document lays out how the U.S. Department of Transportation proposes to manage our transportation system for the next five years -- guiding the work of some 57,000 federal employees and heavily influencing some $205 billion of annual spending on highways in this country.