Policy and Advocacy

The League works to make biking better

We are the voice of the nation’s 57 million bicyclists, promoting and protecting your right to ride

From the halls of Congress to the streets of your community, the League is working to make your next ride safer and more convenient with fewer "Bike Lane Ends" signs and more protected places for you, your family, and your neighbors to ride.

Our advocacy efforts span the spectrum, from lobbying Congress for our fair share of funding to empowering state and local advocates with the tools to win campaigns for better bike policies in your town. Since 1880, we have been the hub of information that gets the wheels spinning in communities nationwide. At the federal, state and local level, our efforts unite the voices of people who bike.

State of Speed Bills in 2023: Slower Speeds Create Safer Streets for Cyclists

August 18, 2023

America’s roads are deadly – for everyone. In 2021, an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This was a 16-year high and consistent with a decade of…

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Urgency Meets Opportunity

August 14, 2023

$3 Billion This Year Alone to Build and Repair Community Connections Through Safe, Equitable Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Transit Improvements This blog post was collaboratively written by Marisa Jones (Safe Routes…

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Webinar Recap: Safer Bicycling through Stronger Car Safety 

August 8, 2023

The League is committed to making our roads safe for people who bike. To do that, we not only advocate for safer road designs and bike infrastructure, but also for…

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State Legislatures Pass Mixed Bag of Bike Bills in 2023

August 3, 2023

As we’ve passed the halfway point of 2023, state legislatures are winding down for the year. According to Ballotpedia, by June 30th all but nine state legislative sessions were closed.…

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