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Washington Avenue, Minneapolis – our No. 8 pick from 2017.

Five New State Laws Seeking to Combat Climate Change Through Bikes

September 16th, 2021

New legislation recognizes the power of bikes to help reach climate action goals ...

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The Unintended Consequences of Bike Laws

June 25th, 2021

In King County, Washington, a coalition of advocates is fighting to repeal a helmet mandate that disproportionately harms BIPOC and homeless cyclists. ...

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PeopleForBikes’ 2021 Mid-Year Legislative Recap

June 23rd, 2021

A quick update on pro-bike policies from across the U.S. ...

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How to Build Big Cities for Biking

June 1st, 2021

These six U.S. cities are top of class when it comes to their bike networks, infrastructure and political willpower. ...

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5 Bills Every Bike Advocate Should Care About

February 24th, 2021

We’ve combed through every state bicycling bill currently being considered — here are the top five themes that emerged and why they’re important. ...

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2020 City Ratings: Ridership

June 9th, 2020

Due to the constantly changing dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis, we encourage you to follow all current CDC guidelines as well as local travel advisories and recommendations. Take care of yourselves and loved ones. We’re all in this together. ...

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A Dozen Bucket List Rides for 2021

January 28th, 2020

We hope you’re gearing up to take some great rides in 2021. From oceanside coastal rides in the Pacific Northwest to gravel epics in Colorado to country road cruises in New York, we’ve compiled a list of 12 can’t-miss rides from 2020. Our new Ride Spot app will get you to each and guide you to great ...

The 2019 PeopleForBikes women's fly-in.

Bike Industry Leaders Roll into Washington for Women’s Fly-in

June 17th, 2019

Earlier this month, 24 women representing the U.S. bike industry converged in Washington, D.C., for the annual PeopleForBikes women’s fly-in. Our largest fly-in yet presented a valuable opportunity to work with industry peers to promote federal funding for bike infrastructure policies. ...

Seattle, Washington.

2019 Most Complete Network Scores

May 14th, 2019

Network is the category that cities have the most direct influence on — the one where big changes can actually be made. A more complete network leads to a higher level of safety and more ridership. Building a complete low-stress network is not fast or easy work. It’s not just sharrows and paint. It’ ...

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How to Grow the Bike Community: 3 Ideas from Marley Blonsky

May 8th, 2019

At PeopleForBikes, we believe we can all do more to grow the cycling community. We’ve been doing the work for nearly 20 years, and are proud of our Better Bikeshare partnership. But we want to keep the momentum going. We’re committed to improving inclusiveness in our messaging, broadening the audien ...

Biking in Seattle.

America’s 10 Best New Bikeways of 2018

December 18th, 2018

Since we first started our annual look back at great new bikeways five years ago, we’ve noticed an evolution in progress. First, bike infrastructure has continued to make its way from the big cities to smaller towns and communities. Next, networks have become better connected — more complete. Also, ...

Electric bikes make long-distance tours accessible to a broader audience.

Taking the Scenic Route: Long-Distance E-Bike Adventures

October 4th, 2018

Pedaling along city paths or winding country roads, bicycle tourists are rewarded with unique vantage points and stunning views — it’s a travel experience unlike any other. And, as networks of bike trails continue to expand and connect, more journeys destinations than ever are safely accessible by b ...

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 ...