The story of commuting to work during the Covid-19 pandemic is one of disruption. As we socially distanced, shifted to remote work, and followed public health guidance, many people found new ways to work - most often from home. With the release of 1-year estimates on how people commuted to work in 2021 from the American Community Survey, we can ...

Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new traffic fatality data estimating that 9,560 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first quarter of 2022. If this estimate is accurate, that would be an increase of about 7% from the same quarter in 2021 and the highest number of first-quarter fatalities in 20 years. For ...

There is a lot of data on data.bikeleague.org. If you’re looking for a quick overview of bicycling and walking in your city or state, our fact sheets are a great place to start. They are available for all 50 states, and 76 cities that represent the 50 most populous cities in the United States, the most populous city in every ...

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 ...

In 2013, the League of American Bicyclists (League) and the Sierra Club published “The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity,” a report highlighting the changing demographics within the bicycling movement. Today, the League is releasing a new report, “Reconnecting to the New Majority,” to update our understanding of demographic trends in bicycling, identify areas of focus to ensure that all people — particularly ...

The Benchmarking Project's data on current state bicycle and pedestrian planning and state traffic laws that promote bicyclist and pedestrian safety have been updated. Under Plans and Policies, updated data and maps are available for: Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian PlansState Complete Street Laws, Policies, and other actionsState Strategic Highway Safety Plans - highlighting approaches to bicycle and pedestrian safety Under ...