Our effort to build better places to ride inspired the construction of 82 new protected bike lanes in 2015. We helped leaders in our six Green Lane Project focus cities—Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Seattle—carve out safe and comfortable lanes on busy streets. It’s happening everywhere: St. Louis, Detroit, Modesto, and Lincoln joined the growing list of cities putting new protected bike lanes on the ground.
We helped advance protected bike lane designs from fringe ideas to mainstream as several states and the federal government incorporated them into engineering manuals. We celebrated the country’s first protected intersections in Salt Lake City, Davis and Austin.
We awarded 22 grants in 2015 for a total of $220,000. Total cash support we provided in 2015, including community grants, event sponsorships and funding for other national bicycling non-profits: $1,080,100.
PeopleforBikes awarded $300,000 to six bike sharing organizations to improve marketing, outreach, education, and access in underserved communities. The Better Bike Share Partnership is helping to build equitable and replicable bike share systems to serve low-income populations.
We pushed for the passage of tax credits for individuals for things like bike share passes, helmets and other bike gear, lower tariffs for suppliers on bike components, and we lobbied for full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to protect open space.
We helped the U.S. Conference of Mayors host their first-ever bike summit in Madison, Wisconsin, monitored 22,000 bike-related bills in conjunction with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA), and contributed to the passage of model electric bicycle legislation in California.
of Americans ages 3+ rode a bicycle at least once in 2014.
of adults in the U.S. perceive bicycling as a convenient way to get from one place to another.
of adults in the U.S. would like to ride more often.
of adults in the U.S. worry about being hit by a car while riding a bike.
of adults in the U.S. say they would be more likely to ride a bicycle if motor vehicles and bicycles were physically separated.