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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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
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.
Recent Posts from our Research Team
New fatality data for 2021 shows increase in bicyclist deaths
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
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
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
We hope William (Bill) Dooley’s commitment to bettering bicycling will live on through the Bill Dooley Bicycle Safety Act.
New Rules for NHTSA
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
Did you know there is now a tool that enables people to submit data identifying and measuring a vehicle’s blind spots?