Webinar: Slow Roads Save Lives

By Ken McLeod | September 11, 2023

When the League of American Bicyclists was founded in 1880, one of our biggest campaigns and achievements was the Good Roads Movement. In 1889, Colonel Albert Pope of the then…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is Failing Bicyclists

By Patti Donnelly | July 31, 2023

NHTSA’s mission is to “save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement.”   Yet people who bike and other…

U.S. Must Lead on Safety in Race to Develop Self-Driving Vehicles

By Ken McLeod | July 25, 2023

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. (E.T.) on “Self-Driving…

Uneven Start for Safety Funding

By Ken McLeod | June 9, 2023

For more than a decade, the League of American Bicyclists and other safety groups fiercely advocated for a “fair share for safety” in federal funding. We wanted to ensure that…

New fatality data for 2021 shows increase in bicyclist deaths

By Ken McLeod | April 7, 2023

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a detailed overview on the deadliness of our roadways in 2021, the most recent year for which complete statistics are now available.…

Cruise endorses guidelines for safe interactions with cyclists – and shows how they’ll meet them

By Ken McLeod | March 27, 2023

In the nascent autonomous vehicle (AV) industry, ensuring those vehicles interact safely with bicyclists  must be a core competency. It’s why the League worked to develop guidelines for safe AV-cyclist…

2023 State Bike Bills: The Good. The Bad. The Ugly

By Jamil Modaffari | March 9, 2023

Do you know what cycling-related bills are being debated in your state legislature? We reviewed some of the good, bad, and ugly bills in 2023.

Minnesota Cycling Advocate Honored With Legislation

By bikeleague | March 3, 2023

We hope William (Bill) Dooley’s commitment to bettering bicycling will live on through the Bill Dooley Bicycle Safety Act.

New Rules for NHTSA

By Ken McLeod | February 23, 2023

The BIL made significant changes to how NHTSA grants will be administered and documented. Here’s how NHTSA responded to many of the League’s comments on the new rules.

Help Us Educate Drivers About Blind Zones

By bikeleague | January 30, 2023

Did you know there is now a tool that enables people to submit data identifying and measuring a vehicle’s blind spots?