Reconnecting to the New Majority

Since 2013, the League and the bicycling movement have made progress to identify, define, and engage with the need for equity in bicycling and continued actions are needed.

by League of American Bicyclists

In 2013, the League of American Bicyclists and the Sierra Club published “The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity,” a report highlighting the changing demographics within the bicycling movement: in short, more youth, women, and people of color were biking.

In its conclusion, the 2013 report stated, “the time to prioritize equity is now – or risk marginalizing the new majority.” In 2021, the League of American Bicyclists is still working to prioritize equity and this report serves as an update to the New Majority Report. In updating the data in the New Majority Report, the League has found that the societal and systemic issues identified in 2013 continue to exist, have not been well addressed broadly or within the bicycling community, and reflect racialized policies that persist in our society and communities.

Attached document published November 2021

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For generations past and to come, THE LEAGUE represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America. Through information, advocacy and promotion, we work to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to our members everywhere.

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