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Bicycle Commuting Trends, 2000 to 2008

By bikeleague | October 9, 2009
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As we reported earlier, according to the US Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey (ACS), released on September 22, 2009, 0.55 percent of Americans use a bicycle as the primary…

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You don’t have to be a Superhero…

By bikeleague | October 7, 2009
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Some mid-week fun from the UK’s CTC: [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”125″,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-image”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”height”:”344″,”width”:”425″,”style”:””}}]]

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Congress Misses Deadline; States Lose $8.7B

By bikeleague | October 3, 2009
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Last Wednesday, September 30, the current federal surface transportation law SAFETEA-LU was set to expire. In order to prevent a halt in transportation spending and allow time for the Senate to…

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CDC Releases Grant Application for Hundreds of Millions in Community Prevention Dollars

By bikeleague | October 1, 2009
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Through the new Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant program, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will award $373 million to 30 to 40 communities throughout the…

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Distracted Driving Summit

By bikeleague | September 30, 2009
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League President Andy Clarke is attending U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s Distracted Driving Summit today. LaHood is hoping the Summit will raise public awareness and lead to a ban on…

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League Announces Fall 2009 Bicycle Friendly Businesses

By bikeleague | September 29, 2009
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The League of American Bicyclists announced 45 new Bicycle Friendly Business award winners last Thursday, September 24, including two platinum winners Bicycle Sport Shop of Austin, Texas and Quality Bicycle…

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43% Increase in Bicycle Commuting Since 2000

By bikeleague | September 22, 2009
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According to the US Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey (ACS), released today, 0.55% of American workers use a bicycle as the primary means of getting to work. This is…

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Copenhagen is the Ideal

By bikeleague | September 18, 2009
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I’ve spent a lot of time in Portland, visited Boulder, ridden the cycle-tracks of NYC, regularly use the bike sharing system here in D.C. and I am anxiously awaiting the…

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Coburn’s (R-OK) Efforts to Attack Transportation Enhancements Failed

By bikeleague | September 16, 2009
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Senator Coburn’s (R-OK) efforts to attack transportation enhancements failed. Yesterday he introduced two amendments to the FY10 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that would strike funding for…

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Attack on bike funding — call your senator

By bikeleague | September 15, 2009
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Transportation Enhancements are the largest federal source of bicycle and pedestrian funding and they are under attack. We need your help – TODAY! Senator Coburn (R-OK) is offering two amendments…

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