Florida Cyclists Pursue Vulnerable Road User Law

Florida is one of the most dangerous places in the  United States for bicyclists and pedestrians. Bicycling fatalities are higher in Florida than any other state, and the four most dangerous large metropolitan areas for pedestrians in the country are Orlando-Kissimmee, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Jacksonville, and Miami. These alarming statistics and everyday worries about the safety of themselves
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Final Guidance on TAP program: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

On Monday, The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released its final guidance on the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), and – like the interim guidance released last fall – it’s really a mixed result. FHWA releases guidance to help State Departments of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) interpret the federal transportation law, MAP-21, and let them know what U.S. Department
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May Winners Announced in the National Bike Challenge!

The National Bike Challenge kicked off on May 1 — that’s almost six weeks of fun, fitness, and pure bicycling joy. Now, with plenty of miles under everyone’s belts, we’re happy to announce the winners for the month of May — check them out here! Congratulations to these winners, who represent all parts of the country
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Women Bike Wednesday: Roll Models Gearing Up Female Riders in DC

In February, the League’s Women Bike program was delighted to announce a $15,000 grant for an innovative advocacy initiative that we were confident could be a model for the rest of the nation: the Women & Bicycles campaign created by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. Last month, I sat down with Nelle Pierson, WABA’s Events
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Webinar: How to Pay for Bicycle Access to Federal Land

If there is federal land located near you, your community is eligible to apply to a new federal transportation funding program called the Federal Lands Access Program, whimsically known as FLAP. Bicycle and walking trails and other facilities are eligible under the MAP-21, the federal  transportation bill. The goal of the FLAP program is to
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King James Leads the Way: Bikes in the NBA

If you’re not already glued to the NBA Finals, here’s one potential reason to tune in: Bicycling among NBA athletes — like almost everywhere else — is become an active trend. Last year, the cycling Twitterati went nuts over rumored pictures of Lebron James joining Miami’s Critical Mass Ride. Could it be true? Could the
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Access the Data Gold Mine of the National Bike Challenge

So your workplace joined the National Bike Challenge, and now that folks are geared up and riding you’re wondering what comes next — or maybe just what’s in it for you! Yesterday the League hosted a webinar for any workplaces involved in the Challenge to help answer those questions. Alison Dewey, our own Bicycle Friendly
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New: Interactive Tool to Help You Navigate MAP-21

Cross-posted from the Advocacy Advance blog.  MAP-21. CMAQ. HSIP. STP. 402. TAP. In federal transportation policy, acronyms are everywhere. Add to that all the different rules and eligibility for the programs, and navigating the new bill can get very confusing very quickly. What you really want to know is what federal transportation programs will fund your project. Advocacy Advance
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Advocates and Equity: 3 Success Stories

Last week, in partnership with the Sierra Club, the League released “The New Majority: Pedaling Toward Equity.” A conversation-starter, rather than a comprehensive analysis, the mini-report highlighted the tremendous growth in bicycling among youth, women and people of color — and showcased the stories of just a small handful of grassroots organizations that are mobilizing
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Women Bike Wednesday: Alison Cohen, Bike Share Pioneer

Women Bike Wednesday is back! With so much focus on our “Where the Ride Takes Us” series — which included plenty of posts from and about amazing women, like Mari Ruddy, Briana Orr, Mary Brown, Kristin Gavin and the Ovarian Psycos— our weekly posts profiling female leaders and women-focused campaigns was on hiatus during a
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Bike Law University: Sidewalk Riding

Bicycles on sidewalks have long been debated: Is it legal? Is it safer? Shouldn’t children be able to ride there? In this edition of Bike Law University, we take a look at sidewalk riding, which is a perfect microcosm of the complicated relationship between bicycles and traffic laws in most states. What are they? Sidewalk
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