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
Did Your State Get An Earmark For Better Bicycling Infrastructure?
See which Community Designated Projects are in your state and if your member of Congress supported them.
Why can’t my street’s speed limit be changed?
How does one slow down roads? In most cases, that’s up to the states. Learn the two biggest barriers to local governments setting safer speed limits.
Congress Releases A Budget Including 2022 Summit Ask For ATIIP Funding
Congress unveiled a budget — and it includes $45 million for the Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program!
New League Staff: Jamil Modaffari
Meet Jamil Modaffari: the League’s new policy specialist and learn more about his journey from education policy to policy for safer bicycling!
An Interview With Caron Whitaker: 10 Years Working At The League
This month, deputy executive director Caron Whitaker celebrates 10 years of working at the League!
AVs, Intersections and Acting for Safety
The League believes the priority for improving safety at intersections should start with improving roadway design at dangerous intersections.