Local and State Advocacy
As part of the League’s Benchmarking Project, the League is publishing fact sheets on biking and walking for each of the 50 states and 76 cities.
Our newest hire and BFA specialist Anna Tang shares what she’s learned to be an invaluable tool from her time as a community organizer — grassroots advocacy.
Now that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is signed, it is up to US DOT to implement it, and that starts with writing guidance for state Departments of Transportation. Here are our suggestions.
In 2021, we saw four major trends in bike-related laws that might point toward future changes.
This week, we can make our voice heard on the future of the little known, very technical, and vastly influential design guide governing traffic signs and road markings, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Separated bike lanes should absolutely be promoted in documents like the MUTCD and the safety, comfort, and convenience of people biking should be the reasons for doing so.
There is value in reframing and rewriting the MUTCD to make our roads safer and more accessible for everyone and enable communities to build back bicycle friendly.
In the absence of good data, advocates like BikeWalkKC are finding ways to make the case that decriminalizing biking and walking are good public policies.
Now, for the first time in over a decade (since 2009 to be precise), the general public – local bike advocacy organizations, bike clubs, and individuals – can weigh in on MUTCD decisions as well.
This month, Austin voters resoundingly affirmed the city’s proposed plans for better active transportation and transit networks.