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Bike Commuting

Bikes play an important role in transportation for countless Americans nationwide. PeopleForBikes works to support and advocate for legislation and policies that promote and incentivize alternative transportation, namely bike commuting. We support the Bicycle Commuter Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2020, that would reinstate commuter benefits for biking to work that were suspended in 2017. The new benefit would offer commuters up to $54/month (adjustable for inflation) in pre-tax benefits for biking, including electric bicycle costs and using bikeshare.

PeopleForBikes at Work on Bike Commuting

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Austin Will Be America’s Next Great Biking City

November 1st, 2021

Over the last two years, the Texas capital accelerated the buildout of its all ages and abilities bike network, building more than 100 new miles with no signs of slowing down. ...

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In Texas, A Bike Network Gets Bigger

October 29th, 2021

An interview with Austin Mayor Steve Adler on the city’s ambitious, 400+ mile bike network. ...

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House Committee Advances Electric Bicycle Tax Credit and Bike Commuter Benefit

September 14th, 2021

A closer look at the approved bike provisions in the Build Back Better Act and the political landscape that can get them signed into law. ...

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Does America Have a Big Bike Ego?

August 11th, 2021

Unlike their European counterparts, Americans appear to have inflated perceptions about the state of bicycling in the U.S. ...

Two bikers use Capitol Bike Share in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo credit: Sam Kittner/Kittner.com, courtesy of Arlington County Commuter Services.)

Good Networks Make Better Bike Cities

June 3rd, 2021

A focus on safe, connected bike networks helped boost these medium-sized cities to top spots in our 2021 City Ratings. ...

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Lessons From Europe

June 1st, 2021

These seven European cities are role models when it comes to great bicycling. Here’s what U.S. cities can learn from them. ...