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PeopleForBikes uses the latest research and data to measure national and local progress toward creating great places to ride and getting more people on bikes more often. The studies, statistics and toolkits provided here represent resources produced by PeopleForBikes and others to help the bike industry, transportation planners, city leaders, researchers and advocates make the case for bikes. If you have any questions about these resources, please reach out to

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Where Do We Go From Here? Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling in the U.S.

Even without the recent upsurge brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, bicycling has increased in popularity in many U.S. cities over the last decade. However, as the number of bicyc ...

The National Study of the Economic Impact of Street Improvements

This research project explores the economic impacts of bicycle and pedestrian street improvements in the United States using multiple data sources and analytical approaches. Buildi ...

Engage, Plan, Build, Measure: A Guide For City Leaders

Maybe you think your city or town can’t build better places for bikes because you don’t have enough money, or are short on staff, lack strong community support or simply don’t have ...

Better Bicycling, Better Business: A Guide for Retailers

As a member of the bicycle industry, you can play a key role in efforts to accelerate local bicycling projects. This guide, part of a new PeopleForBikes program called PlacesForBik ...

Quick Builds For Better Streets – A New Project Delivery Model for U.S. Cities

This report draws on the experiences of Austin, Chicago, Denver, Memphis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle to create a general guide for adding this exciting, effect ...

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