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Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Report Helps State Legislatures Promote Bicycling

by VeloNation Press at 7:27 AM EST   comments
Categories: General, Press Release, Advocacy
 
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has published a report, Encouraging Bicycling and Walking: The State Legislative Role, to outline best practices in state approaches to promoting biking and walking.

This report will help shape policy, influence decision makers, and facilitate efficient use of bicycle and pedestrian funding at the state level. Because state government is often responsible for distributing federal bicycle funding, this document will inspire bicycle-friendly policy that will lead to more bicycle facilities in communities nationwide.

Bikes Belong and the League of American Bicyclists partnered to sponsor this project, which complements our investment in the Bicycle Friendly State program.

You can download this report by clicking the file link at the bottom on the page.

About Bikes Belong

Bikes Belong’s mission is to put more people on bicycles often. We work to make bicycling better in America by:

Working with the federal government to maximize federal funding for bicycling

Awarding grants to help create more and better places to ride

Sponsoring programs to help cities and towns become more bicycle-friendly

Promoting bicycling to get more people riding
Cultivating cooperation throughout the bicycle industry

Bikes Belong formed in 1999 when U.S. bicycle companies recognized an exceptional opportunity to work together to maximize bike funding in TEA-21—the upcoming multi-year federal transportation bill. Our initial goal was to ensure funding for great, new bicycle facilities that would increase bike riding, boost public health and happiness, and strengthen the bike business.

Since then, we’ve successfully harnessed the collective power of the U.S. bicycle industry to accomplish more than bike companies could by working independently. We’ve steadily expanded our efforts, but we remain focused on creating safe places to ride so more people will bike, and bike more.
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