Forty percent of all trips Americans make are two miles or less, yet only 1% of all trips are made by bike, a statistic PeopleForBikes is working to change. By expanding the country's network of innovative and well-designed bicycle facilities, PeopleForBikes aims to make bicycling an easy and common choice.
PeopleForBikes is a movement to unite millions of people to transform America through bicycling.
Bicycling is great for health, good for communities, and a solution to many of our most pressing societal and environmental problems. Although millions of Americans recognize these benefits, and love to ride their bikes, only a fraction of those who ride have stood up to help improve bicycling in America. To bridge this gap and make our country a better place for all who ride, PeopleForBikes is gathering these supporters to speak with one powerful voice—to make bicycling safer, more convenient and appealing for everyone.
Bicycling in the U.S.—especially in cities—is growing and getting better. Between 2001 and 2009, the number of annual trips made by bicycle doubled, from 2 billion to 4 billion. During the same time, bicycle commuting in the 90 largest cities grew 63%. In those cities that do the most to encourage bicycling, bike commuting grew 77%. And more and more cities are using the bicycle as a way to revitalize and reinvent their downtowns.
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