A BAD DEAL FOR BIKES

If approved as written, the Administration’s dramatic cuts to bicycling-related programs would make riding less safe

Joshua Ginder

The Administration proposes to eliminate the TIGER grant program and reduce funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and land acquisition programs of the Department of the Interior. The Administration’s budget also fails to address the pressing overall need to improve the U.S. transportation infrastructure network?a national priority that has earned broad bipartisan support.

BIKE COMMUTE GROWTH HAS LEVELED OFF – BUT SOME CITIES STILL SHOW THE WAY

Co-written and crossposted with the League of American Bicyclists.

Joshua Ginder

The handful of cities that led the rebound of U.S. bike commuting a decade ago seem to have slowed down — but continuing growth elsewhere suggests that progress can still happen if cities want it to. According to Census estimates released Thursday, the total number of U.S. bike commuters fell slightly in 2016 for the second year in a row, to 863,979. That's far enough beyond the margins of error to all but guarantee that U.S. bike commuting has slipped since global gas prices plummeted in late 2014.