Local and State Advocacy

Did Your State Get An Earmark For Better Bicycling Infrastructure?

By Caron Whitaker | January 13, 2023

See which Community Designated Projects are in your state and if your member of Congress supported them.

Why can’t my street’s speed limit be changed?

By Raven Wells | January 13, 2023

How does one slow down roads? In most cases, that’s up to the states. Learn the two biggest barriers to local governments setting safer speed limits.

More States Receive Grants To Combat Racial Disparities In Ticketing

By Ken McLeod | November 30, 2022

In a win for advancing racial justice, improvements to the Section 1906 grant program allow more states to use the funding to develop programs to reduce racial profiling.

How Seattleites Slowed Their Streets

By Raven Wells | November 28, 2022

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Coalition shares how they have made impressive progress in slowing their streets, not only through “20 is Plenty” speed limits but in redesigning streets as well.

Sign Our Petition And Join Our Demand For Safe Streets For All

By Raven Wells | November 21, 2022

Please sign our Safe Streets for All petition and together, we’ll take action to save lives by designing and signing our roads for slower driving speeds.

Honoring Road Traffic Victims On World Day Of Remembrance

By Raven Wells | November 18, 2022

On Sunday, November 20th, we will honor the lives lost and impacted by road crashes during the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Six State DOTs Sign the Equity In Infrastructure Pledge

By Caron Whitaker | November 1, 2022

The Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) and its pledge promise to remove barriers to building infrastructure for small and disadvantaged businesses.

US DOT Accepting Applications For Thriving Communities Program

By Caron Whitaker | October 31, 2022

US DOT is now accepting applications for its Thriving Communities Program (TCP) through December 6, 2022.

Meet Our 2022 Community Spark Grant Recipients

By Raven Wells | September 6, 2022

The League has chosen 11 organizations to each receive $1,500 towards their goal of building thriving BFCs.

Some of Our Favorite Things About the New State and City Fact Sheets

By Ken McLeod | July 13, 2022

Last month we published fact sheets for every state and the 76 cities included in the League’s Benchmarking Project for large cities. Here are our favorite things.