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November 5, 2013by Andy ClarkeThe phrase "...it's amazing, compared to where we were five years ago..." crops up in pretty much every interview I give and presentation I make these days. And the comparison is simple: we've come a long way, whether you are talking about ridership numbers, the people who are riding, or the places people are riding.
October 15, 2013by Liz MurphyAs a social network that captures over 20% of active global internet users, Twitter can be an important tool for biking and walking advocacy. But if you’re stuck scratching your head about retweeting, hashtagging, and following, an introduction may be in order. For a beginner’s overview on leveraging Twitter for your advocacy organization, join our webinar, “Twitter 101,” tomorrow at 2 PM Eastern...
October 8, 2013by Liz MurphyAs the national voice for America's bicyclists, the League is based in Washington, D.C., but our staff is constantly on the road to make biking better in your community. We attend conferences and Summit from coast to coast to share our knowledge, listen and learn. We present workshops on how to get funding for bike projects, visit leaders to advance our Bicycle Friendly Community program — and...
October 1, 2013by Caron WhitakerAs of midnight last night, the federal government went into a partial shutdown. What does that mean for transportation? The U.S. Department of Transportation will only experience a partial shutdown. Many of the programs that fund bicycling and road projects are administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and will not be closed.
September 13, 2013by Carolyn SzczepanskiAs the national voice for America's bicyclists, the League is based in Washington, D.C., but our staff is constantly on the road to make biking better in your community. So how have we been serving you — and where will we be next? Here's this week's recap and a look ahead...
September 10, 2013by Caron WhitakerAt the National Bike Summit in March, Secretary Ray LaHood committed U.S. DOT to improving safety for bicycling and reiterated a promise to look at the agency's design guidelines for building bicycling facilities. Today, Secretary Anthony Foxx assumes LaHood's mantle in a significant way. I am in Boulder, Colo., at the bi-annual Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals conference where...