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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


U.C.L.A. professors are working on a user-friendly app that will allow local commuters to join ‘bike-to-work flows,’ charting routes that will be digitally translated into public art pieces.

L.A. Researchers Hope to Make ‘Bikepooling’ a Thing

February 24th, 2022

A $1 million National Science Foundation grantee aims to bring safety in numbers to underserved bike commuters, creating communal art in the process. ...

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Lessons From London’s Bike Surge

January 31st, 2022

Pandemic-era changes to the built environment dramatically shifted the urban bike landscape. But if equity had been centered, would the numbers be higher? ...

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Pedal It Forward

December 7th, 2021

In Northwest Arkansas, employees at J.B. Hunt and Walmart are volunteering to fix up bikes for community members in need. ...

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Better Bike Policy Can Prevent Deaths

December 3rd, 2021

Research out of Colorado State University highlights how comprehensive mode shift could prevent more than 15,000 deaths a year—and not just in crashes. ...

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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. ...