Reports and Resources

Convincing decision makers to prioritize people who bike and walk requires two things: great stories and great data. Our reports offer important, easy to understand case studies for both.

As the premier resource for advocates and policy makers on how to make biking better, the League has produced scores of reports and fact sheets over the years to make the case for building a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

In addition to our most recent reports, the League also hosts archives and resources created over the years through our work and that of our partners.

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Recent Reports

Reconnecting to the New Majority

In 2013, the League of American Bicyclists (League) and the Sierra Club published “The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity,” a report highlighting the changing demographics within the bicycling movement. Today, the League is releasing a new report, “Reconnecting to the New Majority,” to update our understanding of demographic trends in bicycling, identify areas of focus to ensure that all people — particularly Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color (BIPOC) — have access to safe bicycling, and further progress actions that promote equity in bicycling.

Benchmarking Bike Networks

“Benchmarking Bike Networks” demonstrates the importance of safe bicycle infrastructure and connected bicycle networks in increasing the safety and accessibility of bicycling as a transportation and recreational option. The report’s findings demonstrate why communities around the United States should prioritize building the safest bicycle facilities for appropriate road contexts to connect more people and neighborhoods to more places. The League hopes this report will serve as a tool for communities, planners, state and local bike advocacy organizations, cycling clubs, and individuals who bike to be advocates for bike infrastructure and networks that will contribute to building a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone.

Bicycling Benefits Business report cover

Bicycling Benefits Business

In 2009, the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking and Walking published “Bicycling Means Business”, a culmination of research studying the economic benefits of bicycle infrastructure. Today, the League is releasing an updated report, “Bicycling Benefits Business”, which reviews new research in the nearly 10 years that have passed since the original, and it remains true: communities that support bicycling as a means of transportation and recreation have outsized economic benefits by attracting residents and tourists alike.

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Recent Posts from our Research Team

2024 State Speed Legislation: Letting Locals Lower The Limit

By Jamil Modaffari | May 30, 2024

In April 2024, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released fatality data from 2022 showing increases in the number of people killed by drivers while biking or walking.  The…

Decal of an e-bike on pavement. Black gradient provides a background for text, labelled "deadline approaching: a rare opportunity to weigh in on e-bike safety rules"

A Rare Opportunity to Weigh in on E-Bike Safety Rules

By Ken McLeod | May 6, 2024

Earlier this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) related to mechanical hazards of e-bikes. There are no new rules proposed in…

2024 State Legislative Roundup: E-Bike Registration & More

By Jamil Modaffari | April 17, 2024

We’re four months into 2024, and most state legislatures across the country are in session deciding the laws and funding allocations that will shape life in each respective state. The…

Highest ever reported number of people killed while biking in 2022 

By Ken McLeod | April 8, 2024

The tragedy of people being killed while biking continues to increase. This, despite the multitudes of federal, state, and local agencies saying they are dedicated to eradicating roadway deaths. Our…

A graphic displaying the cover of the League's mini-report on speed limits for public health

New Resource: Setting Speed Limits for Health and Safety

By Ken McLeod | April 4, 2024

It’s National Public Health Week and the League of American Bicyclists is proud to celebrate with a new resource, “Setting Speed Limits for Health and Safety.“ Public health is the…

A Chance to End Drunk Driving

By Ken McLeod | March 1, 2024

The 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) requires auto manufacturers to implement drunk driving prevention technology in new vehicles as early as 2026. It does so by directing…