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About the League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists (the League) was founded in 1880 as the League of American Wheelmen. From its inception it has been a membership organization, working on behalf of its members to improve conditions for people who bike. In the 1880s, the League led the “Good Roads” movement to pave city streets for bicycling, and the League continues to lead the way towards safer, more comfortable bicycling today. The League works with its more than 17,000 individual members, 350-member advocacy organizations, and 6,000 bicycle safety education instructors to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

The League is proud to continue the work of the Alliance for Biking and Walking by presenting the Sixth Edition of Bicycling and Walking in the United States: A Benchmarking Report. This report is intended to be a guide to publicly available data on bicycling and walking, and the public policy that supports creating a healthy, active America through bicycling and walking. We hope you enjoy the data and discussions in this report.