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Posts Tagged ‘League of American Bicyclists’

Bicyclist Safety Must Be A Priority

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
This year, the U.S. Department of Transportation will decide how it will hold states accountable for public safety on our nation’s roadways. The League strongly believes that the Federal Highway Administration needs to set a national performance measure for safety that includes non-motorized safety.

Based on our experience with Every Bicyclists Counts, there is a clear role for the USDOT and state DOTs in reducing the number of bicyclist fatalities and improving our understanding of the risks bicyclists face.

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Women on a Roll: Benchmarking Women’s Biking in the United States

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
Nationwide, bicycling is making a move into the mainstream, from the painting of bike lanes on iconic avenues to the placement of bicycles in all forms of advertising. Look closer, though, and there’s another transformation afoot: Whether avid, longtime cyclists or simply curious about the benefits of using a bicycle for transportation, more and more women are getting on bikes.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Andy Clarke, President, League of American Bicyclists

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Andy Clarke was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists in April of 2004 after successfully leading efforts to create, interpret and implement the various transportation programs that are available to improve conditions for bicycling and walking as the League’s State and Local Advocacy Director. Before joining the League […]

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Bicycling Means Business: The Economic Benefits of Bicycle Infrastructure

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
Each year several new studies come out that help make the case that investments in safe and attractive bicycling pay economic dividends. We’ve added dozens of sources (and about 10 pages) to this report since it was originally released in 2009.

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Getting a Fair Share for Safety from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
California

ADVOCACY ADVANCE
This report examines some of the states that have successfully dedicated federal safety funds to reduce bicycle and pedestrian fatalities and crashes. In a number of cases, advocates have taken a leading role in ensuring the transportation agency had prioritized road safety projects for non‐motorists. Hopefully, these experiences will help advocates and officials in other states access this untapped resource for badly needed bicycle and pedestrian safety projects.

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League of American Bicyclists: RESCISSIONS AND RESTORATION

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
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LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
Rescissions are essentially a book keeping measure when properly administered. It allows USDOT to recoup unspent funds. However, some state DOTs have turned into an opportunity to gut neglected bicycle and pedestrian funding sources in order to preserve favored programs.

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Bridging the Gaps in Bicycling Networks: An advocate’s guide to getting bikes on bridges

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Where are the bike lanes?

LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
Bridges are important. Whether over rivers, lakes, or built obstacles such as freeways, bridges are critical to bicyclists. Inaccessible bridges can force substantial detours or sever routes entirely, effectively discouraging or eliminating bike travel. As veteran Seattle bike and pedestrian planner Peter Lagerwey says: “If you can’t get across the bridges, nothing else matters.” In addition to their practical worth, bridges are also often high‐profile, large‐scale projects; the inclusion of bicycle facilities is an important symbolic recognition of the role of bicycling and walking in transportation networks.

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Climate Change and Bicycling: How bicycling advocates can help craft comprehensive Climate Action Plans

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
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LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
Bicycling advocates can help shape Climate Action Plans to include pro‐bicycling policies. Using case studies and examples from existing plans, this report examines: 1. how pro‐bicycling policies have been written into the Climate Action Plans of states, cities, and universities, 2. examples of plans that include bicycling, 3. how bicycling advocates can best support these efforts, and 4. how to ensure that governments follow through on the promises made in their plans.

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