The new federal transportation bill funds Safe Routes to School programs in all 50 states, supporting biking and walking infrastructure near schools.
As mass production of cars begins, manufacturers and motorist clubs campaign to redefine the street as
a place for cars.
Federal highway and housing policy leads to an era of suburban sprawl, and communities are built for access by car, not by foot or bicycle.
Federal funding for biking and walking is 135 times greater now than in 1990 (from $6 million in 1990 up to $808 million in 2013, with a peak of $1.2 billion in 2009.
A bicycling craze sweeps the nation & millions of Americans bicycle for fun and to get around.
With bicyclists leading the way, Congress works to improve dirt and gravel roads, literally paving the way for cars.
The energy crisis leads to a spike in interest in bicycling.
Cars are dominant in the battle for ownership of the streets, marginalizing children, “jaywalkers,” and bicycles.
Denver, Minneapolis, and Washington DC kick off the first large-scale bike share programs in the United States, and more than 45 additional cities
BICYCLING: AN AMERICAN TRADITION
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