Other Issues

Through the League's advocacy and policy work, we seek to influence and shape many issues that impact the safety and enjoyment of people who bike. From our critical work to secure federal funding that turns into bike lanes in your community to our leadership to ensure cutting edge technology like self-driving vehicles consider the safety of people biking, the League is working to build a Bicycle Friendly America for you and for generations to come.

Below, learn about some of the other issues the League is advocating for in Washington.

Healthy Streets Program

The Healthy Streets program, authorized in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, works to reduce flooding, improve air quality, and mitigate the urban heat island effect within communities of color and low income communities by providing grants to state and local governments, as well as nonprofits, to both plant trees and deploy Smart Surfaces, such as reflective pavement in urban heat islands and porous pavement in flood prone areas. The program requires engagement with and support by community leaders.

As an authorized but unfunded program, the League has been working to secure congressional support to fund the Healthy Streets program.

Bicycle Commuter Benefit

When commuter benefits for transit and bicycling are offered, employers can see significant savings and benefits from people utilizing more active modes of transportation. Biking to work is a great way for employees to meet the CDC’s physical activity guidelines of at least 150 minutes of moderate cardiovascular activity per week, and studies support biking to work improving employee retention and productivity. Due to the benefits associated with biking to work, many employers offer incentives to bike to work even if they do not offer the Bicycle Commuter Tax Benefit.

Reinstating the Bicycle Commuter Benefit has been a priority of the League at our National Bike Summits and through our action center.