2014 National Bike Summit

Welcome to BikePortland’s coverage of the 2014 National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. This coverage is brought to you by Planet Bike. Browse our stories below and click the headline for the full story.

National Bike Summit agenda released as transpo bill hearings get underway

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 10th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Time to unite some spokes in D.C.

It’s that time of year when advocates from around the country make plans to attend the annual National Bike Summit, hosted by the League of American Bicyclists in Washington D.C.. And in a fortunate twist of timing, the same week the League released the agenda, I also read a big announcement from Capitol Hill: “Committee Hearing to Launch Surface Transportation Reauthorization Process.”

The first hearings on the next transportation bill (not to mention a new face atop the U.S. Department of Transportation) should add a welcome dose of urgency to the Summit. The current transportation bill (MAP-21) is set to expire at the end of September.[Read more…]