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March 7, 2018

What Does PeopleForBikes Do, Anyway?

By: PeopleForBikes Staff

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You know the logo.

Do you know what the nation’s leading bike advocacy group does for you?

Every day, two dozen PeopleForBikes staffers go to work at our Colorado headquarters, in the field, and in Washington, D.C. Our team focuses on making every bike ride safer, easier to access, and more fun. We work for you, your family, your neighbors, your business and your community. We rely on our members, partners and the 1.25-million Americans—including you!—who have become PeopleForBikes supporters and advocates.

Our playbook includes three simple strategies:

We build better places for bikes.

Through our PlacesForBikes program we help communities quickly build better places to ride of all types. Our Community Grants Program provides financial support for some of these projects. Our Bike Network Analysis tool helps cities and towns identify and correct weak spots in their bike networks. Our first City Ratings program (going public in May) and our acclaimed PlacesForBikes Conference clearly show city leaders where their communities stand on bicycling, and help them improve quickly.

We unify people to support and ride those great places.

We work with federal, state and local leaders to advance bike project funding and pro-bike laws. We develop Congressional champions. We monitor all 50 state legislatures and support the work of state and local advocacy groups. Our business members and individual backers speak up for bike riding in communities nationwide. As a result, government agencies have invested nearly $20 billion to build thousands of miles of new U.S. lanes, paths and trails in the last 20 years.

We make the case.

We explain how people and places benefit from safe, accessible, convenient and fun bike rides. We research, measure and quantify the many positive outcomes of bicycling. We share best practices and success stories.

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