Building Safe Mobility Networks
We help cities, businesses and people accomplish a wide range of personal, social and economic goals through safe, connected and inclusive networks of protected bike lanes. We do this by developing strong community partnerships, accelerating local innovations, and addressing common barriers to biking. Access to connected networks of biking facilities simply makes people feel safer while riding and increases ridership. .
Assisting Cities and States to Create Long-Term Bike and Pedestrian Network Plans, Faster
By providing meaningful and visionary efforts for leaders to study, and investing in city staff and local partners to increase local knowledge and leadership, we can accelerate the installation of complete mobility networks. We encourage cities and states to move faster in creating these complete networks by funding additional planning, outreach and communications.Our Work in This Area:
Measuring the Effectiveness of Safe Mobility Networks
An integral part of any network buildout is measuring key outcomes with network connectivity, ridership and safety metrics. We provide measurement activities that offer a baseline evaluation of current and future conditions through our Bicycle Network Analysis and City Ratings tools.Our Work in This Area:
Creating New Funding Mechanisms for Bike Networks
Through proactive ballot initiatives, securing dedicated funds for planning and implementation, supporting coalitions that make bicycling a part of a broader narrative and encouraging communities across city lines to collaboratively pursue federal or state grants for regional infrastructure development, we help fund paths, bike lanes, mountain bike trails, pump tracks, bike parks, bike parking and more.Our Work in This Area:
Developing Programs That Fund Bike Plans to Mitigate Carbon Emissions
Our nation needs immediate action and long-term planning to mitigate the effects of climate change. Trading car trips for biking and walking is part of a broad suite of solutions. We advance climate and active transportation infrastructure for carbon emission reduction programs as well as incentives that support climate resiliency.Our Work in This Area:
Improve Messaging Around What Bike Networks Are and Why They’re Important
Building a safe, interconnected network of protected bikeways relies on gaining the support of people who only occasionally bike or never bike at all. We perform research to understand people’s aspirations for mobility and the ways in which bike infrastructure can help achieve those. We use that research to craft messaging and marketing that grows public support for bicycling.