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Introducing Our Spring 2021 Community Grants Recipients 

July 2nd, 2021

We recently awarded $50,000 to eight projects across eight states through our spring Industry Community Grants Program. ...

People for Mobility Justice, one of the grantees, will host classes on electric bicycling and bike maintenance, as well as provide safety equipment such as helmets and lights. (Courtesy Photo)

Better Bike Share Partnership Awards $89,970 in Grants

June 15th, 2021

The 12 projects utilize everything from community art to electric bikes and span the country from New York to Hawaii. ...

An event in the West Colfax neighborhood of Denver where local cruiser car culture merged with biking. (Photo courtesy of Denver Streets Partnership)

How 5 Cities Are Breaking Down Barriers to Biking

March 25th, 2021

Bike advocates in Austin, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Providence share how they’re already using recent recommendations from Charles T. Brown and other researchers. ...

Photo courtesy of Providence Streets Coalition in Providence, Rhode Island.

“Where America Fails, So Have We in Bicycling.”

March 4th, 2021

A candid conversation with Charles T. Brown, the lead investigator of a new, groundbreaking report on barriers to biking in the U.S. ...

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Join the Challenge to Raise Money for Black History Bike Ride

March 3rd, 2021

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 3, 2021) — On July 14, 2020, Talib Abdullahi set out to educate a few friends about Black history in Austin with a bike ride around the city. When he first shared his idea for the ride among a few friends on Instagram, Abdullahi never imagined that eventually more than 400 rider ...

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America's Best New Bikeways of 2020

December 18th, 2020

We can all agree, 2020 was tougher than anyone anticipated. As the year began, planning for a pandemic could only be described as a fantastical thought exercise, but by March the realities of COVID-19 reached all corners of America, dramatically changing nearly every aspect of people’s lives. ...

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Bikes Won Big at the Ballot Box

December 3rd, 2020

2020 has been a momentous year for bikes, especially in local and state ballot measures. ...

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Electrifying the Bike Boom

November 18th, 2020

At PeopleForBikes, we’re focusing our energy on maintaining the bike boom. As electric bicycles grow in popularity across the United States, they are becoming the preferred mode of transportation for many Americans in cities large and small. And for good reason: they shorten distances, squish hills ...

Bike riders on Austin’s South Congress Avenue take advantage of the fresh paint and new construction of protected bike lanes, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On November 2, Austin voters approved Proposition B which included $30 million for future enhancements to this corridor. (Credit: Bike Austin)

Austin Positioned to Surpass America’s Greatest Biking Cities

November 6th, 2020

In decisive fashion, 58% of Austin voters cast ballots on November 2 supporting Proposition A, a $7.1 billion public transit expansion and rail line plan, and 67% supported Proposition B, a $460 million active transportation bond meant to expand walking and biking networks throughout the city. ...

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Cities Turn to Bike Networks For Recovery

July 14th, 2020

By April 2020, more than 200 U.S. cities changed the layout of their streets by eliminating through traffic, slowing cars and opening roadways for people of all ages and abilities to comfortably enjoy the outdoors while city parks, fitness centers and schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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Voters Approve Bike Funding Nationally at the Ballot Box

November 26th, 2019

In 2019, voters across the country supported bikes at the ballot box. From funding for bike lanes to new trails, it’s clear that Americans want to improve places to ride bikes. ...

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22 States Now Follow the Three Class E-bike System, Doubling Total in Six Months

July 19th, 2019

2019 started with 11 states using the model three-class e-bike definitions. As of June 19, 22 states now define e-bikes within the three classes, effectively doubling the total in just six months. These eleven new states are: Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklah ...

Parking at Amsterdam Central Station. Credit: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland.

Bike and Transit Together Tackle Cars

June 8th, 2018

If you’re not putting transit connections at the heart of your bike planning, you’re not doing it right. ...

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Texas Just Blew the Lid Off Campus Bike Share Launches: Three Reasons Why

April 2nd, 2018

Campus bike sharing in the United States seems to have hit a new high water mark on the flagship campus of the University of Texas. ...

7th Avenue Protected Bike Lane in Seattle. Credit: Seattle Dept. of Transportation

Four Ways to Go Beyond Bike Friendly

March 20th, 2018

Mobility and smart connections are more than just buzzwords. Even as many social and business transactions have moved online, transporting goods and people will always be fundamental to commerce. The limitations of geometry are clear: only so many cars can use highways and streets at peak hours, and ...