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Measuring How America Rides: US Bicycling Participation Benchmarking Study

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

As we've grown, and as we've evaluated the progress of our key projects, we've often been frustrated by not being able to confidently answer two of the most basic bicycling questions: How many Americans ride bikes today? What are the key trends in participation?

What Comes After One Million?

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

By 2025, we want Americans to take five times the number of bike rides each year that we make today. For this to happen, bike infrastructure will need to improve. We'll need five times the current number of protected bike lanes.

What One Million PeopleForBikes Supporters Will Mean For Bicycling

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

We launched PeopleForBikes in 2010 with the goal of uniting one million people for a better future for bicycling. In less than five years, more than 860,000 individuals have added their names in support of this mission.

5X: Inside the Goals of PeopleForBikes

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 01.15.2014 | Green
Tim Blumenthal

Better bicycling means different things to different people in different places. For some, it's all about safe bike commutes and short trips; for othe...

The Gorilla in the Room

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

When a moving 4,000-pound car hits a moving 25-pound bike, the outcome is always ugly. When a 180-pound bike rider slaps the hood of a nearby car in frustration, the outcome is usually ugly, too (though hardly of the same magnitude as a collision).

A Big Week for Bicycling in New York City

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Tim Blumenthal

Complaints and war stories will be frequent and loud at first, but will steadily dissipate. Neighborhoods that originally said, "not in my back yard," will quickly and generally change their tunes.