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Biking During COVID-19

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, PeopleForBikes has been hard at work making sure bike riders and the bike industry have the proper tools and resources necessary to navigate these unprecedented times. We created our COVID-19 Industry Resources page to keep the bike industry up-to-date on the latest news at the federal and state levels, host resources to help small businesses navigate the pandemic and share news stories about the increase in bicycling and the resulting bike boom.

PeopleForBikes at Work on Biking During COVID-19

News

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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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PeopleForBikes’ 2021 Must-Reads

January 6th, 2022

In case you missed them, here are 12 of our most important stories from last year. ...

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Electric Bicycles as a Tool for Essential Workers and Low-Income Populations

February 25th, 2021

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, states and municipalities nationwide are recognizing the benefits of electric bicycles more than ever. Electric bicycles can help build sustainable communities that empower their citizens and better prepare them for disaster recovery. Electric bicycles produce low greenho ...

All photos courtesy of Gabriela Barillas

A Data-Driven Pandemic Response

February 2nd, 2021

Tucson, Arizona, a recipient of our 2020 COVID-19 Mobility Response Grant, used the funding to create an equitable Slow Streets program and build community through socially distanced events. ...

All photos courtesy of the City of Fort Collins

Getting People to Shift Their Ride

February 2nd, 2021

Fort Collins, a recipient of our 2020 COVID-19 Mobility Response Grant, used the funding to beef up its existing bike network, as well as roll out an extensive marketing campaign. ...

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How Bicycling Changed During A Pandemic

January 20th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unexpected challenges to the health, livelihood and well-being of communities across the world last year. Working, shopping and getting around fundamentally changed amidst global efforts to control the spread of the virus. ...