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 ...

The League of American Bicyclists is dedicated to building a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As part of working with the CDC's Active People, Healthy Nation initiative to get 27 million people more physically active the Benchmarking Project brings public data to monitor progress on bicycling and walking in America. By partnering with AARP's Livable Communities program, the League is ...