A recent article by Outside magazine highlighted the different data and competing narratives in recent coverage about how much biking is happening. Data from the Census Bureau was typically covered negatively, whether it was Bloomberg lamenting that “Biking to Work Isn’t Gaining Any Ground in the US” or Jalopnik writing “Turns Out A Lot Of People Don’t Want To Bike ...

Shared Micromobility has grown and changed significantly in the last decade. According to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, fewer than 80 cities in the United States had a shared micromobility system in 2015 and all systems included docked bikes. Now, their recently released data shows more than 200 cities with a shared micromobility system and dockless e-scooters are ...

In 2021 the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) created a new rule for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), the largest dedicated source of safety funding in the United States.  The new rule - called the Vulnerable Road User Special Rule (VRU rule) - requires states where 15% or more of traffic deaths are deaths of vulnerable road users (people walking, ...

This is bonus part four in a series on new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data. Parts one, two, and three looked at driver-related, vehicle-related, and speed limit-related data elements. Roadway ownership data is not new in the NHTSA Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool (FIRST), but it is worthy of being featured. Roadway ownership data is only available ...

This is part three in a series on new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data. Parts one and two looked at driver-related and vehicle-related data elements. In total, 17 data elements were added to the query fields available in the Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool (FIRST). This post looks at two data elements that provide speed-related data on ...

This is part two in a series on new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data. Part one looked at driver-related data elements. In total, 17 data elements were added to the query fields available in the Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool (FIRST). This post looks at five data elements that provided data on pedestrian and bicyclist deaths. One ...

The League of American Bicyclists and the Safe Routes Partnership partnered to review each state’s Transportation Alternatives process and create fact sheets with important data on each state's process. Please check out our new fact sheets and other resources about accessing federal funds for active transportation. The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides roughly $1.3 Billion each year for safety projects throughout the United States. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...