The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) this year published a report, “Encouraging Bicycling and Walking: The State Legislative Role,” to outline best practices in state approaches to promoting biking and walking.
This report helps shape policy, influence decision makers, and facilitate efficient use of bicycle and pedestrian funding at the state level. Because state government is often responsible for distributing federal bicycle funding, this document inspires bicycle-friendly policy that leads to more bicycle facilities in communities nationwide.
Bikes Belong and the League of American Bicyclists partnered to sponsor this project, which complements their investment in the new Bicycle Friendly State program. The report features examples from several states in the areas of funding, safety, planning and other elements that make a bicycle- and walking-friendly community. The attachment below is the PDF file with the full report.