Our Goals

Our playbook includes three simple strategies.

 

Through our PlacesForBikes program we help communities quickly build better places to ride of all types. Our Community Grants Program provides financial support for some of these projects. Our Bike Network Analysis tool helps cities and towns identify and correct weak spots in their bike networks. Our first City Ratings program and our acclaimed PlacesForBikes Conference clearly show city leaders where their communities stand on bicycling, and help them improve quickly.

We work with federal, state and local leaders to advance bike project funding and pro-bike laws. We develop Congressional champions. We monitor all 50 state legislatures and support the work of state and local advocacy groups. Our business members and individual backers speak up for bike riding in communities nationwide. As a result, government agencies have invested nearly $20 billion to build thousands of miles of new U.S. lanes, paths and trails in the last 20 years.

We explain how people and places benefit from safe, accessible, convenient and fun bike rides. We research, measure and quantify the many positive outcomes of bicycling. We share best practices and success stories.

When PeopleForBikes is successful, you enjoy good bike riding experiences and great things follow. People become healthier and happier, communities become better places to live, mobility improves, jobs are created and sustained, and businesses thrive. Everyone wins!

Join PeopleForBikes now and become part of the movement.