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


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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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. ...

A bicycle commuter.

Bike Commuting: Growing or Shrinking in the United States?

January 23rd, 2019

Data can be used to tell a number of different stories. But statistics from short periods of time are often unstable, if not unreliable. What we know is that in places committed to and producing better bike infrastructure, the number of people on bikes has increased across the board. ...

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Five Ways to Optimize Your Bike Commute

May 18th, 2018

Whether you’re just starting out as a bike commuter, or an old hand at it, there are always things you can do to make your ride smoother. There are steps you can take before you leave, small improvements you can make to your bike, and gear that will prepare you for the elements. We asked our friends ...

A doctor commutes to work by bicycle.

Three Ways to Make the Bike to Work Case to Your Boss

May 11th, 2018

We’re celebrating National Bike to Work Day on May 18, but in our opinion most days could be bike to work day—you just need to get the right people on board. Leadership from the top is important in any workplace, and having your boss or HR manager promote biking to work could be the jumpstart your c ...

Advocating for solutions that can promote biking to work can reap major rewards.

Be a Bike to Work Ambassador

May 7th, 2018

Commuting to work by bike can be easier said than done. There can be a lot of hurdles that keep people in their cars. You can’t move people closer to work or control the weather, but that doesn’t mean you’re helpless. You can start by telling your colleagues how much better your life is as a bike-to ...