Resources

America Bikes Resources

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Factsheets, analysis, and success stories from America Bikes

America Bikes regularly creates resources for advocates to use when working to protect federal funding for biking and walking. 

Resources on Biking and Walking

  • Biking & Walking in MAP-21

    Resources on biking & walking in MAP-21, the new federal transportation law. View America Bikes' analysis, factsheet, official statement, guides to getting involved in your community, & more.

  • Employment Impacts of Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure

    Investing in biking and walking creates more American jobs. A study from the University of Massachusetts shows that bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects create more jobs per federal dollar than road-only construction projects.

  • The Cardin-Cochran Agreement

    The Cardin-Cochran agreement was a bipartisan compromise advanced in the Senate during transportation negotiations. The agreement proposed to give local governments access to a small amount of federal funds for small-scale, local transportation projects.

  • 83% of Americans Support Federal Funding for Biking & Walking

    A Princeton survey reveals that 83% of Americans favor maintained or increased federal funding for sidewalks, bike lanes, and bike paths.

  • Investment Works

    When Congress invests in bicycling, more people ride bikes, streets become less congested, and public health is improved. Everyone—regardless of whether they ride a bike—benefits from the investment.

  • Federal Investments in Biking and Walking

    A factsheet summarizing the national impact of biking and walking funding. Biking and walking projects help 16,000 bicycle retail stores create 70,500 jobs and bring in $6.5 million in revenue.

  • How to Plan "Show Congress" Events

    10 quick tips and a comprehensive toolkit to help advocates plan "Show Congress" events with Senators or Representatives.