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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. ...

All photos courtesy of the City of Fort Collins

Getting People to Shift Their Ride

February 2nd, 2021

Fort Collins, a recipient of our 2020 COVID-19 Mobility Response Grant, used the funding to beef up its existing bike network, as well as roll out an extensive marketing campaign. ...

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Electric Cargo Bikes Can Be a Key Tool for Freight Mobility

February 1st, 2021

Electric cargo bikes proved more efficient than delivery vans for redistributing the inventory of USEFULL, a company that functions like a bikeshare system for to-go containers. However, in seeking secure overnight storage and recharging, Founder and CEO Alison Rogers found that commercial garages’ ...

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What to Expect in the First 100 Days of the New Administration and Congress

January 26th, 2021

The first 100 days of the Biden administration and the start of the 117th Congress will be packed with agency nomination hearings, a Senate impeachment trial, numerous executive orders and a legislative effort to set the agenda of the new Democratic majority. We expect Congress and the Biden adminis ...

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What a Modern Civilian Conservation Corps Could Do for Bikes

January 26th, 2021

In March 1933, only three weeks into his first term, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed a bill to Congress to create the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Congress funded the CCC in April, and by summer thousands of unemployed young men were enrolled in the program that would put them to ...

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Winter Riding Tips

January 25th, 2021

We know it can be pretty easy to hang up your helmet for the season once the snow starts falling, but we’re here to tell you that just because winter is here, it doesn’t mean you have to stop riding! ...

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Ravi Rajcoomar is Our New Vice President of Business Network

January 21st, 2021

PeopleForBikes, the nation’s leading bicycle industry trade association, is proud to announce the addition of Ravi Rajcoomar as the vice president of the organization’s Business Network. In his new role, Rajcoomar will serve on PeopleForBikes’ senior leadership team and guide the organization in cre ...

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How Bicycling Changed During A Pandemic

January 20th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unexpected challenges to the health, livelihood and well-being of communities across the world last year. Working, shopping and getting around fundamentally changed amidst global efforts to control the spread of the virus. ...

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Supporting Small Businesses By Bike

January 19th, 2021

A big lesson we all learned during the past year is the importance of small businesses in our communities. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., small businesses were hit hard, many unfortunately closing their doors for good.  ...

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