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Learn about the latest news from the world of biking.

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New Leadership, New Vision

April 26th, 2021

Baltimore’s Mayor Brandon M. Scott has set ambitious goals for his first term, highlighting a commitment to equitable transportation. ...

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Everything You Need to Know About 2021 City Ratings

April 23rd, 2021

Answers to the most common questions around our newly revamped ranking system for bicycling cities, now simpler and international. ...

Roshun Austin, who first learned to bicycle at age 44, rides as part of a bike study tour in Amsterdam.

Biking Is (Not Just) for Boys

April 22nd, 2021

Through the personal bicycle history of Roshun Austin, we highlight the physical, cultural and societal barriers that exist for women in the U.S. ...

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What Will You Outride?

April 7th, 2021

Outride’s #WhatWillYouOutride campaign sparked a national conversation around the benefits of bicycling. ...

A young, elementary school aged child rides an orange bike in a protected bike lane. Their parent rides behind them.

What Could Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Mean for Bikes?

April 2nd, 2021

On March 31, President Biden released his administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, the American Jobs Plan, offering a wide-reaching policy and funding package including everything from transportation, broadband, water resources, manufacturing, clean energy and more. The numbers are big ...

Youth, with parental support, voluntarily agree to participate in Outride's research. (All photos courtesy.)

Your Child’s Brain on Biking

March 29th, 2021

We spoke with Esther Walker, Ph.D., about the research work Outride and its university partners are doing to advance youth bicycling. ...

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. ...

In Project Bike Tech classrooms, students learn mechanical skills but also everything from geometry to city planning. (All photos courtesy of Project Bike Tech)

Why Every City Needs Project Bike Tech

March 17th, 2021

Like high school auto shop, but for bicycles, this experiential program is helping create a new generation of bike advocates nationwide. ...

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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Making Electric Bicycle Purchase Incentive Programs a Top Priority

February 25th, 2021

Every day, agencies and businesses across the U.S. are looking to establish electric bicycle incentive programs due to the immense social, environmental and economic benefits they can provide for both individuals and communities as a whole. Electric bicycles are cheaper to own and maintain than a ca ...

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Electric Bicycles as a Tool for Essential Workers and Low-Income Populations

February 25th, 2021

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, states and municipalities nationwide are recognizing the benefits of electric bicycles more than ever. Electric bicycles can help build sustainable communities that empower their citizens and better prepare them for disaster recovery. Electric bicycles produce low greenho ...

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Insuring Your Electric Bicycle 101

February 25th, 2021

When Tim Pembroke turned 70 back in 2011, he decided it was time to stop riding a motorcycle and start riding an electric bicycle. His son Nick worked for Everett, Washington-based McClain Insurance for a decade, so Tim asked Nick about insurance for his new ride.  ...

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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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Youth Cycling Coalition Announces Partners and Launch of Pilot Program

February 23rd, 2021

The Youth Cycling Coalition (YCC), a partnership of 10 youth-focused bicycling organizations, has announced a commitment to growing youth bicycling through the launch of a pilot program in Morgantown, West Virginia.   ...

Philadelphia, the original Living Lab, will continue its equity work with Indego bike share as part of a new cohort. (Photo courtesy of Indego)

Meet 5 Grantees Out to Transform Bike Share

February 19th, 2021

We’re proud to announce our Living Lab winners, all of which will create replicable programs for improving shared micromobility in low-income communities. ...

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Electric Bicycles Can Play a Big Role in Combating Climate Change

February 16th, 2021

Transportation is responsible for 37.8% of all carbon emissions in the United States. Just under 60% of that transportation-related CO2 is generated by passenger cars, SUVs and minivans. Electrification and clean, renewable power are critical tools to reduce transportation emissions in the long run, ...

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New E-BIKE Act Would Offer Tax Credit for Electric Bicycle Purchases

February 10th, 2021

PeopleForBikes applauds the introduction of federal legislation to offer an electric bicycle tax credit, helping more people easily get out on two wheels. The Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment (E-BIKE) Act, led by Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) ...

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PeopleForBikes and Outride Announce Partnership to Support Youth Bicycling

February 3rd, 2021

PeopleForBikes is proud to announce a partnership with Outride, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth and cultivating inclusive communities through bicycling. Outride is a leader in youth cycling education, community grant giving and research investigating the influence ...

All photos courtesy of Gabriela Barillas

A Data-Driven Pandemic Response

February 2nd, 2021

Tucson, Arizona, a recipient of our 2020 COVID-19 Mobility Response Grant, used the funding to create an equitable Slow Streets program and build community through socially distanced events. ...

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