Policy and Advocacy
The Bike 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 Bike 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.
Right now, there is an important opportunity to speak up for safe bicycle access in Grand Teton National Park. The Park Service is accepting public comments on the Moose-Wilson Road project, a precedent-setting project that has the potential to improve safe access throughout the park system.Read More →
Our friends in Georgia are currently working to beat back an anti-bicycling bill, HB 689, in the state legislature. The law would require tags and registration for bicycles, remove the righ to ride two abreast in the road, place strange requirements on group rides and make some unrestricted public roadways “off limits” to bicyclists. Georgia Bikes is working to stop this anti-bike bill from becoming law. This blog is cross-posted from their site — read more below to learn how to make your voice heard and stop this bill.Read More →
Campaigns to get bicycles on commuter trains are cropping up across the country. We’ve seen recent success in the Bay Area, and there’s been a national push to get Amtrak on board with increased bicycle services. This week, we’re seeing more positive movement in Chicago, where the South Shore Line rail is planning to announce a bike program by next spring, according to the Chicago Tribune. Last week, a number of local groups, including the Active Transportation Alliance, sent a letter to the rail line operator’s board, requesting bikes be allowed on the trains beginning next summer, with a pilot program phase in spring.Read More →