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Posts Tagged ‘League of American Bicyclists’

Streetfilms: Austin Goes Bike Gold – LAB Makes Austin first Gold City in Texas

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

A few months ago, I was in Austin, Texas for the NACTO 2015 Summit. Although I was quite busy and we got hit with a major rainstorm of epic proportions, I was able to shoot enough video to put together a limited look at what is going on in the city. Even more fortunate, soon after the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) named Austin their 22nd Gold status bike city near the end of 2015, making Austin the first city in Texas to claim the honor.

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Streetfilms: Talking “Bikes Plus” at National Bike Summit 2015

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The theme of 2015’s National Bike Summit from the League of American Bicyclists is all about Bikes+. To stay in the spirit we decided to have some fun with that theme ourselves and ask attendees what would they add to that equation and why. The answers were all quite eclectic and showcase just how broad the topic of bicycling can be and why it is important to our communities. Bikes+ is getting us psyched for a great year of advocacy and riding!


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Paying to Maintain Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Webinar from Advocacy Advance, a partnership between the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking, presents options for communities to pay for maintenance of trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks.

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Bicyclist Safety Must Be A Priority

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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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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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

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

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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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
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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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