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

Six State DOTs Sign the Equity In Infrastructure Pledge

By Caron Whitaker | November 1, 2022

The Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) and its pledge promise to remove barriers to building infrastructure for small and disadvantaged businesses.

US DOT Accepting Applications For Thriving Communities Program

By Caron Whitaker | October 31, 2022

US DOT is now accepting applications for its Thriving Communities Program (TCP) through December 6, 2022.

The White House Doubles Down On Active Transportation

By Caron Whitaker | October 3, 2022

The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health came out with some strong recommendations that fit our Bicycle Friendly America goal.

Federal Funds For Bicycling And Walking Infrastructure

By Caron Whitaker | September 29, 2022

Use FHWA’s updated Pedestrian and Bicycle Funding Opportunities chart to find out “can my city get federal support for that project?”

First federal data on pandemic-era bike commuting

By Ken McLeod | September 15, 2022

Biking, walking, and transit saw similar dramatic shifts to fewer people using them to get to work in most states and cities.

Data on Easier to Use Than Ever

By Ken McLeod | August 22, 2022

Recent updates to, including menu changes and easier access to past reports, have made our database easier to use than ever.