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.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is Failing Bicyclists

July 31, 2023

NHTSA’s mission is to “save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement.”   Yet people who bike and other…

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U.S. Must Lead on Safety in Race to Develop Self-Driving Vehicles

July 25, 2023

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. (E.T.) on “Self-Driving…

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As NHTSA joins rest of world on pedestrian safety tests, bicyclists are left out

July 17, 2023

According to the vision statement on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s website, “NHTSA aims to be the global leader in motor vehicle and highway safety.” But, in both…

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Amtrak and Bikes: Upgrading the Experience

May 25, 2023

In support of our belief that more bicycling means more benefits for everyone, the League of American Bicyclists has taken the lead on reviving the Amtrak Bike Task Force to…

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