In order to understand how your city or state can get more people safely and easily biking, walking and rolling to everyday destinations, and therefore get more people physically active, it is important to know what biking and walking data exists for your city or state. Today, the League is publishing fact sheets on biking and walking for each of ...

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a major component of federal funding for transportation. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) adopted in 2021 increased funding to HSIP by nearly 30%, providing nearly $3 Billion to states for fiscal year 2022. One of the most exciting policy changes from the BIL for biking and walking safety is that states are now ...

Being active offers immediate benefits like feeling better and sleeping better. It also offers long-term benefits in the form of disease prevention, with research suggesting that meeting federal physical activity guidelines could prevent 1 in 15 cases of heart disease. Physical activity guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week and at least two days of muscle-strengthening activity each week. The ...

“Benchmarking Bike Networks”, a new report released today by the League of American Bicyclists (League), shows the importance of safe bicycle infrastructure and connected bicycle networks in increasing the safety and accessibility of bicycling as a transportation and recreational option. The report’s findings demonstrate why communities around the United States should prioritize building the safest bicycle facilities for appropriate road ...

Each September usually sees the release of the American Community Survey (ACS), which provides the only annual estimate by a federal agency of how much bicycling and walking is happening in the United States. With the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting so many aspects of life, it also disrupted ACS data collection by the Census Bureau. Rather than a normal release of ...