TRAFFIC SAFETY FACTS & DATA PUBLICATIONS Bicyclist Fatality Data Visualization Tool There are two main types of crashes: the most common (falls), and the most serious (the ones with cars). Regardless of the reason for the crash, prevention is the name of the game. There are things you can do to decrease your risk of a crash. First, know some of the latest bicycle safety facts:
NHTSA is dedicated to promoting safe motorist and bicyclist behavior through education and enforcement efforts. We provide bicycle safety tips, educational material and other resources. We also conduct public awareness campaigns, such as National Bike Month, encouraging motorists to share the road with bicyclists.
Colleges and university campuses are unique environments for their high density, stimulating atmosphere and defined boundaries. These factors make them ideal environments to incorporate bikes. Many colleges and universities have built upon these good conditions and embraced the enthusiasm for more bicycle-friendly campuses by incorporating bike share programs, bike co-ops, clubs, bicycling education classes and policies to promote bicycling as a preferred means of transportation. With the goal to build on this momentum and inspire more action to build healthy, sustainable and livable institutions of higher education, The League created the Bicycle Friendly University program.
State Bicycle Maps: Download ODOT bicycle maps below. To request paper copies of State Bicycle Maps and other publications, please send a request to or contact the Map Order Hotline (503)986-3556. To request bulk quantities of bicycle maps and other publications, visit our Publications Store
Sidewalk Improvement Program (SWIP) and Quick Fix: To help ODOT meet ORS 366.514 requirements, State Highway Fund dollars are allocated to each ODOT region for bicycle and pedestrian improvements on or along state highways. Project funding requests are submitted by the ODOT Region Active Transportation Liaison on a rolling basis. Projects may be delivered by a local agency via an Intergovernmental Agreement. The ODOT State Pedestrian & Bicycle Funding Programs Manual provides information on funding levels, eligibility criteria, application, and management process for these funds.
Oregon Community Paths (OCP): OCP combines funds from the Multimodal Active Transportation Fund (formerly Connect Oregon Bike/Ped), Oregon Bicycle Excise Tax, and federal Transportation Alternatives Program to fund primarily off-street pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The first application cycle for this competitive grant program will be in late 2020.
All Roads Transportation Safety (ARTS): The ARTS, Program is designed to address safety needs on all public roads in Oregon. Local agencies and ODOT regions submit applications for bicycle and pedestrian projects to support this systemic approach.
The costs of bicycle injuries and deaths from crashes typically exceed $23 billion in the United States each year.3 These costs include spending on health care and lost work productivity, as well as estimated costs for lost quality of life and lives lost.
The Bicycle Friendly Driver program is a 1.5 hour interactive class, taught by Bicycle Ambassadors, that is aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles. The class addresses:
Bicycle boulevards are streets with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designated and designed to give bicycle travel priority. Bicycle Boulevards use signs, pavement markings, and speed and volume management measures to discourage through trips by motor vehicles and create safe, convenient bicycle crossings of busy arterial streets.
Many local streets with low existing speeds and volumes offer the basic components of a safe bicycling environment. These streets can be enhanced using a range of design treatments, tailored to existing conditions and desired outcomes, to create bicycle boulevards. Design treatments are grouped into measures that provide the following benefits.
Many factors should be taken into consideration when branding a bicycle boulevard. These include existing bikeway definitions used by the state or city, citizen ideas and input, and specific features and activities expected to take place along the route (jogging, green infrastructure, etc.).
The bicycle-only campgrounds provide primitive camping for visitors who are biking the Natchez Trace Parkway. By using the Parkway campgrounds, bicycle-only campgrounds, and communities near the Parkway, you can plan your trip to ride between 30 and 60 miles each day. Each Parkway campground provides tent sites, picnic tables, and fire grates throughout the year. Water is available throughout the year inside Parkway restrooms; outside water sources may be unavailable during winter months.
The plan will provide a framework for the city on how and where to strategically make improvements and address gaps in the places people walk and bike, incorporating best practices in bicycle and pedestrian planning and design. This plan will also provide concrete, actionable guidance for the city to better implement its existing Complete Streets Policy by incorporating those policies within the goals and objectives of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.
The City of Rochester has completed a Bicycle Boulevard Plan to create parallel bicycle-friendly streets along key arterial corridors characterized by high automobile traffic volumes, high parking demand, and/or constrained rights of way which make standard on-street bicycle lanes difficult to achieve.
Bicycle boulevards, also known as "neighborhood greenways," are a series of inter-connected streets which have been modified to provide enhanced accommodation as through streets for bicyclists while discouraging through automobile traffic. The BMP identified bicycle boulevards as an increasingly-popular technique nationwide and recommended that the City pursue their implementation locally. The City engaged Alta Planning + Design to develop the Rochester Bicycle Boulevard Plan, which made recommendations for creating a network of bicycle boulevards in the City of Rochester. It focused on finding alternatives to streets for which on-street bicycle facilities are challenging and/or to provide connections between key destinations. The identification of adjacent, low-volume neighborhood streets as bicycle boulevards will greatly enhance Bicycle Level of Service in these difficult corridors and in so doing, will greatly strengthen bike friendliness in our city.
The City implemented 20 miles of bicycle boulevards in 2021. The design phase was completed at the end of 2020. The construction of these bicycle boulevards was completed during the 2021 construction season. More information on this project can be found here.
U.S. DOT includes several agencies, or operating administrations, each with a specific focus and authority. These include the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Each of these agencies is helping to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and each has particular associated roles and responsibilities. U.S. DOT pedestrian and bicycle efforts are coordinated through the U.S. DOT Pedestrian and Bicyclist Coordinating Committee, which monitors progress in safety and use; identifies new cross-modal opportunities and partnerships with outside entities to advance pedestrian and bicyclist transportation; and communicates, coordinates, and shares information across Operating Administrations within U.S. DOT on pedestrian and bicycle transportation activities.
FTA provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems. The FTA oversees grants to state and local transit providers; multiple FTA grant programs are available to help cities and towns invest in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, which improves mobility and helps people access public transportation. FTA maintains a list of grant programs with funding eligibility for bicycle projects.
U.S. DOT also manages the RAISE Discretionary Grant Program, which has funded important planning and capital investments for bicycle and pedestrian safety. Over sixteen rounds of grants, hundreds of millions of dollars have been awarded for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, in addition to many more roadway and transit projects that included pedestrian and bicyclist amenities as one element.
The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and recreation, and a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. We provide refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community focusing on children and lower income households.
Read about how Bicycle Collective's Ogden shop mural came to be. Words from the artist, Lindsay Huss: "This mural is a celebration of all that Bicycle Collective does for our wonderful community. So many people do not have the privilege of owning a bike. Bicycle Collective regularly gives away bicycles to children and those in need of dependable transportation, focusing on marginalized communities."
The Gift of a Bike is a short video that captures the spirit of what it is like when staff and volunteers of Utah's Bicycle Collective deliver goodwill bicycles to a family in need. In this case, a family who fled their homeland of Eritrea, and were living in a refugee camp on Ethiopia. They had only been in the U.S. for 14 days! 041b061a72