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PeopleForBikes is uniting millions of individuals, thousands of businesses, and hundreds of communities to make riding better for everyone. Because when people ride bikes, great things happen.
Our vision is that bicycle riding is safe and appealing for everyone who wants to ride—improving our world through bikes.
We make your bicycling experience better by focusing our efforts in three key areas:
Many Americans would start riding a bike—or ride more often—if they could find more safe places to ride. Whether you want to safely ride to work, comfortably cruise around with family, or pedal some trails without driving far from home, we are working to make your ride even better.
We direct two programs that help build more places to ride.
Our Green Lane Project helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. We focus on protected bike lanes, which are on-street lanes separated from traffic by curbs, planters, parked cars or posts. Protected bike lanes are a transformational tool to create places where people of all ages and abilities feel comfortable riding bikes.
75% Increase in bike use on a street after a protected lane is installed
96% Percent of people feel safer when riding in a protected lane
3x Increase in the number of protected bike lanes since 2010
Our Community Grants Program is an important and tangible way that PeopleForBikes gives back to the people, organizations, and cities and towns that support us. We award funding to projects that create better places to ride.
34 Grants awarded in 2014, for a total of $330,340
$22.5M Bike funding leveraged by our 2014 grants
$824,761 Total cash support we provided in 2014, including community grants, event sponsorships and funding for other national bike non-profits
Nearly one out of three Americans ride a bike every year. But until we launched the PeopleForBikes campaign, only a fraction had ever been active in making bicycling better. By uniting individual bike riders, we’re giving the bicycling community a large, powerful voice.
2014 was a big year for our grassroots army. After more than four years of outreach to U.S. bicyclists, we reached the major milestone of one million riders united!
Different ads in our Travel With Care safety campaign
States PeopleForBikes events crews visited in 2014
People reached at more than 65 events
Total vertical feet climbed in stage 14 of the 2014 Tour de France, where PeopleForBikes was promoted by the Trek Factory Racing team
It is vital that America’s leaders respect bicycling. Our Business Network is the voice for thousands of businesses across America that support bicycling and understand its economic benefits.
$200M to $800M Increase in annual federal bike funding since 1999
29,000 Trails, paths and lanes built with the federal funding we’ve helped secure
3 Major-city bike sharing programs we helped launch in 2014
Here are a few highlights of the ways we’re working to make riding better.
191 Protected Bike Lanes
298 Community Grants
12 Green Lane Project Cities
65 2014 PeopleForBikes Crew Events
- Featured Stories
- 2014 Crew Events
- Green Lane Project Cities
- Community Grants
- Protected Bike Lanes
TOUR DE INFRASTRUCTURE
The Green Lane Project took 24 U.S. city leaders on international study tours to Denmark and the Netherlands in 2014.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Pro cycling team Trek Factory Racing sported the PeopleForBikes logo on their jerseys and vehicles at the 2014 Tour.
A GLOBAL MOVEMENT
At the Velo-city Global conference in Adelaide, Australia, PeopleForBikes President Tim Blumenthal presented on global bike trends to an audience of international bicycling leaders.
We’re working towards these and other goals by 2025.
- Americans will enjoy five times as many bike rides as today.
- 5X the number of protected bike lanes in U.S. cities and towns.
- 4 million Americans will actively support better bicycling through PeopleForBikes.