The 11th annual National Bike Summit will be held in Washington D.C. March 8-10. Bikes Belong is a lead sponsor of this important event.
Acting on a simple solution
There are more people riding bikes than ever.
Yet half of all U.S. trips are three miles or less, and more than 90
percent are made by car. The National Bike Summit has improved
bicycle-friendliness and livability in many communities, but the need
and opportunity to improve physical activity, safety and livability in
the U.S., while reducing congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and our
dependence on oil – remains greater today than a decade ago.
These issues seem difficult to solve but the answer is simple. The answer is the bicycle.
Now is the time to ask Congress to make strategic transportation
investments that foster healthy people and healthy communities.
Keynote Speaker Announced
Janette Sadik-Khan, the Commissioner of the New York City Department
of Transportation, is the keynote speaker at the National Bike Summit’s
opening plenary, Wednesday March 9. Since her appointment in 2007, the
New York City has completed more than 250 miles of bike lanes and 20
miles of cycle track; passed innovative bicycle parking legislation and
delivered extensive education and safety programs. Bicycle use has
doubled since 2006, while fatalities have fallen to their lowest level
in decades. Learn more about Sadik-Khan.
Learn more about the National Bike Summit and register by visiting the League of American Bicyclists’ website.