New US Bill Would Provide a Tax Break for Bike Commuters

Bike commuters will get to write off up to $53 in monthly expenses, thanks to a new tax bill introduced in the House this week.

“Incentivizing bicycle commuting helps people stay active, promotes a clean environment and is good for the economy,” said co-sponsor Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Florida) said in a press release announcing the legislation.

People who drive to work or take transit are already eligible tax break, allowing them to write off up to $255 in parking or fare-related expenses. But thanks to the tax bill passed by Republicans last year, those who commute by bike no longer enjoy a similar benefit.