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.

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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

Eleventh Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices brings modern bicycle facilities

By Ken McLeod | December 21, 2023

Way back in December 2020, the Federal Highway Administration released its first proposal for an update to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) since 2009. Now, almost exactly…

Should Vehicles Help Drivers Not Speed?

By Ken McLeod | December 14, 2023

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently made headlines for recommending that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) should require all new vehicles to have intelligent speed assistance systems…

A gravel road (Navajo Route 20) with a few free range horses grazing and walking along the side. The road is lined by red dirt and sagebrush.

Progress towards Safer Streets and Roads for the Navajo Nation

By Bike League | December 6, 2023

One of the new programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program, something we applauded at the time and subsequently,…

State Laws For Slow Roads

By Jamil Modaffari | November 29, 2023

Introduction In September, the League of American Bicyclists (League) launched the Slow Roads Save Lives Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to create safer roads where people biking, walking,…

Slow Roads Save Lives Webinar Recap

By Ken McLeod | November 9, 2023

The Slow Roads Save Lives campaign has big goals, such as reframing how roads are designed to place safety and people first, and a simple idea at its core —…

Slow Roads Save Lives – Reframing Road Design

By Ken McLeod | October 20, 2023

Slow Roads Save Lives. It’s simple physics. But to fully realize the lifesaving power of slower roads, it will take more than doing the math. We must reframe how speed…