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Lessons from Atlanta: A Southern Success Story
In 2011, Advocacy Advance awarded Model Grants to advocates in Pittsburgh and Atlanta to provide multi-year support for efforts to significantly increase public investments for biking and walking. Three years later, these grants have come to a close,…

Partnership and Persistence: The Bike Pittsburgh Model Grant Story
In 2011, Advocacy Advance awarded Model Grants to advocates in Pittsburgh and Atlanta to provide multi-year support for efforts to significantly increase public investments for biking and walking. Three years later, these grants have come to a close,…

New Report: How Communities Are Paying to Maintain Trails, Bike Lanes, and Sidewalks
This post was updated 12/18/14 to include the recording of the report's webinar discussion.   As part of the Advocacy Advance partnership between the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking and Walking, we travel around the…

2014 Rapid Response Grantees – Ballot Measure Edition
Thanks to the generous support from the SRAM Cycling Fund and REI, Advocacy Advance offers Rapid Response Grants to help state and local advocacy organizations to win, increase, and preserve public funding for biking and walking in their communities.…

Leveraging Health Funding for Active Transportation Investments
This week Advocacy Advance released its newest report, “Leveraging Health Funding for Active Transportation Investments,” (PDF) and held a webinar to talk about the new report. The report and webinar review the recent round of CDC awards in…

REI awards Advocacy Advance $25,000 to support Rapid Response Grants
The Advocacy Advance partnership is pleased to announce new support from REI. Through REI’s stewardship and community partnerships, which aims to build and sustain access to inspiring outdoor experiences for the benefits of its members and the broader…

Advocacy Advance awards $30,000 in “Big Idea” grants for innovative active transportation campaigns
Last month Advocacy Advance held an open call for applications from bicycling and walking advocacy organizations for innovative campaigns to address the most pressing issues in bicycling and walking advocacy investments. Today, we’re excited to…

Campaign Updates: Active Transportation Ballot Measures
Voters flocked to the polls on Tuesday and we saw many changes in State Houses and Congress. But what did November 4th mean for biking and walking? Advocacy Advance tracks and supports campaigns to win public funding for active transportation. Here is…

MAP-21: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
The current federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) was a two-year bill that started on October 1, 2012. Two years later, MAP-21 was set to expire on October 1, 2014 but has received a slight extension through…

Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation
This week Advocacy Advance released its latest resource, “Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation” (PDF). This concise primer answers basic questions about public-private partnerships (PPP, or P3) and how bicycling and walking can fit…

Announcing Advocacy Advance “Big Ideas” Grants
Over the past three years, Rapid Response Grants have supported campaigns that have won over $120 million in public investments for active transportation projects. The grantees have produced real-world campaign plans to show other advocacy organizations…

First Mile, Last Mile: A look into Federal Transit Administration programs
Curious about what Federal funding programs can support biking and walking projects and programs? We have lots of resources on the programs available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and just last week, we released our new report taking…

Chattanooga Choo-Chooses to Prioritize Active Transportation Spending
Advocacy Advance’s most recent Navigating MAP-21 Workshop was held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Boasting an extensive transportation history and known for the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Chattanooga is located…

Getting it done: How communities are paying for innovative infrastructure
Advocacy Advance recently released its latest report, “How Communities are Paying for Innovative On-Street Bicycle Infrastructure.” The report provides examples of how communities across the country are paying for separated bicycle infrastructure.…

New York: $75.6 million in new safety projects
A few weeks ago, New Yorkers for Active Transportation received a huge win when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $75.6 million in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding. The Highway Safety Improvement Program funds projects…

New Resources: State Funding Sources for Walking and Biking Projects
As the federal funding landscape changes for active transportation funding, more and more states are turning to local public revenue sources to raise the local match or fully fund bicycling and walking projects. While it is still essential to maneuver…

Winning Complete Streets in St. Louis County
Advocates throughout the United States are engaging in campaigns to urge their cities and counties to adopt Complete Streets laws and policies. Complete Streets are streets that are designed for everyone – including people who drive, bike, walk,…

Going Multimodal at the Ballot Box: Webinar Recap
As the federal funding landscape changes, more states,regions and cities are looking for local sources of critical transportation dollars. As a result, there has been a recent surge of transportation ballot measures across the United…

Navigating MAP-21 Workshop Recap: Bicycling and Walking in Hawaii
Aloha! We just wrapped up our latest Navigating MAP-21 Workshop in Honolulu, Hawaii – co-hosted by the Hawaii Bicycling League and the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) – last Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Nearly 80 attendees representing…

Winning TIGER 6 Funds
The deadline for application for $600 million in federal TIGER 6 Discretionary Grant Program is April 28th. So what better time than April 1st to hold a free webinar on how to win those funds, featuring three experts on the subject? Advocacy Advance brought…

Navigating MAP-21 Workshop Recaps: Orlando, FL & Concord, NH
February and March has been a busy month with Advocacy Advance. In addition to all of the great energy at the National Bike Summit and fun at the Alliance’s Advocacy Awards, Advocacy Advance has been on the road. We recently held our first two Navigating…

Lifting the Veil on Bicycle and Pedestrian Spending
Each year, $37 billion is allocated to states for transportation projects. How much does your state plan to spend on bicycle and pedestrian facilities? The new Advocacy Advance report, Lifting the Veil on Bicycle and Pedestrian Spending, takes a look…

Pennsylvania Wins $2M for Biking & Walking
It's been a long road to victory for Pennsylvania advocates - and there have been ups and downs along the way. But, in late November, the Pennsylvania legisture passed a comprehensive transportation bill that includes dedicated funding for bicycling…

$100,000 For Your Funding Campaigns in 2014
Thanks to generous support from SRAM Cycling Fund, Advocacy Advance will award $100,000 total in Rapid Response Grants in 2014. Rapid Response Grants help state and local advocacy organizations take advantage of unexpected opportunities to win, increase,…

Unlock Federal Funds in Your Community in 2014
Applications are now available to host a Navigating MAP-21 Workshop in 2014. Since the federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century ("MAP-21"), began in October 2012, Advocacy Advance has worked with state and local partners…

Building Public Support for Better Bridge Projects
Somerville, MA and Marin County, CA may be on opposite sides of the country, but bicycle and pedestrian advocates in both regions gained major successes with engaging their communities to champion for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations in local bridge…

Biking and Walking Win Over $90M in November Election
This month, citizens went to the poll and voted on transportation ballot measures.  Seventy-three percent of transit measures passed, showing - yet again - that voters want to see their tax dollars spent on smart transportation investments. …

Poll finds voters in Greenville, SC in favor of sales tax to fund bicycle and pedestrian improvement
With the support of a Rapid Response Grant from Advocacy Advance, Upstate Forever and the Greenville Transit Authority recently conducted a poll of 400 active voters in Greenville, South Carolina. The poll gauged local opinions for an upcoming Greenville…

Chamber of Commerce Endorsements for Biking & Walking: Lessons from Missouri
Chambers of Commerce – at the local, regional, state and national level – are organizations of businesses that advocate on behalf of the business community. As advocates, we know that safe infrastructure that gets more people biking and walking…

Introducing Christy, our new Outreach Coordinator!
Christy Kwan is the new Outreach Coordinator with the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Advocacy Advance, an avid walker, and an advocate to make bicycling and walking safer and more accessible to all. Read more about Christy below and her new role…

Non-Motorized Commutes Increase, but walking lags behind biking
Last week the American Community Survey (ACS) released new data showing how people commute to work. This latest data, estimating commutes to work in 2012, shows that non-motorized commutes are on the increase, but walking commuters are not experiencing…

New Report: Winning Bicycle and Pedestrian Ballot Measures
Ballot measures have become an integral part of transportation finance, particularly to provide a local match for federal dollars. Bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations around the countries are looking towards ballot measures in improving transportation…

Powering Greenville Forward…One Penny at a Time
The Greenville County Council is considering putting a transportation penny sales tax referendum on the 2014 ballot. They are currently leaning towards a process that would result in revenues funding only road projects, so advocates are working to make…

Gaining Transportation Funding for Cycling Infrastructure in Boulder
Community Cycles has been working with its partners in the Boulder Transportation Advisory Board to get two measures on the November 2013 ballot, supporting a local sales tax that would fund maintenance and expansion of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.…

Wyoming Pathways Launches a Successful Statewide Debut
by Lucy Wang                               Riders enjoying the Moose-Wilson Pathway, Jackson Hole Wyoming   Spreading information is essential to bringing about change. So…

Bike Walk Mississippi Leads Statewide Effort towards Healthier and Safer Communities
by Lucy Wang Bike Walk Mississippi is truly on a roll. Earlier this year, the southern group was named 2013 Advocacy Organization of the Year. Now, Mississippi advocates are leading a statewide campaign to re-create the Magnolia State as a hub for active…

Living Streets Alliance Makes Great Strides in Pedestrian Advocacy
by Lucy Wang With the assist of a $15,000 Capacity Building Grant, the Living Streets Alliance has established themselves as Tuscon’s “go-to” advocacy organization for walkable and livable streets.          …

Guest Post: Don’t Mess with El Paso Bike Share
This is a guest post by Scott White, member of the Velo Paso Bicycle-Pedestrian Coalition. Cross-posted from the League of American Bicyclists blog. Update: Members of the Velo Paso Bicycle-Pedestrian Coalition talked to their local ABC-affiliate about…

Nevada Walks a Few Steps Closer to Complete Streets Thanks to Outside Las Vegas Foundation
by Lucy Wang                               In Nevada, a newly minted Complete Streets policy marks a momentous shift towards safer, greener streets. Last year, as part of the Nevada…

New Report: Government Contracts and Consulting
By Mary Lauran Hall Partnerships with governments can be a real strength for nonprofit stability and programming — but getting started in the world of government grants and contracting can be hard. Enter part three of the Alliance for Biking and…

New Advocacy Advance Reports: Working with MPOs for Biking & Walking Funding
Attention advocates in cities or suburbs: do you know your MPO? Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are arguably more important than ever for biking and walking advocates. Under MAP-21, these agencies are now in charge of distributing Transportation…

PA Misses Major Opportunity for Dedicated Bike and Walk Funding
Last month, Pennsylvania missed a major opportunity. Lawmakers in the state House failed to pass a new $2.5 billion transportation funding plan before their summer recess, causing the state to miss out on an estimated 50,000 new transportation jobs during…

Call Summary & Recording: Working with Transit to Win Ballot Measures
By Mary Lauran Hall It’s a rising trend across the country: successful transportation funding ballot measures include bicycle and pedestrian projects. Faced with stagnant federal funding for transportation, states and localities are increasingly…

Take Action: Stop Rand Paul from Slashing Bike-Ped Funding
by Liz Murphy, League of American Bicyclists The Transportation Alternatives program is under attack in Congress, with a new amendment calling for key funding to be wiped out entirely. Last year's MAP-21, the federal transportation bill, dismantled…

Active Transportation Alliance helps Chicago communities score big transportation win
by Lucy Wang, Advocacy Advance Communications Intern Securing funding for active transportation projects can be a long and opaque process, especially when community interests are left out of the process. Fortunately for transportation advocates, though,…

One Year Later: Where We Are on Transportation Alternatives
          One year after Congress passed a new transportation law, MAP-21, federal and state governments are making decisions on how the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) will be implemented. Advocacy Advance worked…

Welcome to the team, Lucy!
Lucy Wang is joining us this summer as the Communications Intern. Working with both Advocacy Advance and the Alliance for Biking and Walking, Lucy will help the team share campaign successes, advocacy stories, and bicycle and pedestrian funding resources…

Welcome to the team, Justin!
We're happy to welcome the newest member of the Advocacy Advance team, Justin John.  As the Funding Research intern, Justin will research and develop resources for tapping into non-traditional funding programs for biking and walking projects…

Harrisonburg Receives $1.2M for Greenway
Last November, we reported that bicyclists and pedestrians in Harrisonburg, VA successfully advocated the City Council to approve a plan to spend $600,000 on the Northend Greenway - a multiuse path and important connector to downtown. This funding - and…

Multimodal Funding at Risk in Pennsylvania
by Mary Lauran Hall, Commnications Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking Mere weeks after the Pennsylvania state Senate passed a transportation funding bill with new dollars for innovative multi modal projects, biking and walking funding is under…

Pennsylvania Groups Halfway to Big State Multimodal Funding
By Lucy Wang, Communications Intern Big wheels are turning for transportation funding in Pennsylvania. With the passage of Senate Bill No. 1 earlier this month, the Quaker State is just a House vote away from passing a new $2.5 billion state transportation…

How to Pay for Bicycle and Pedestrian Access to Federal Lands
If there is federal land located near you, your community is eligible to apply to a new federal transportation funding program called the Federal Lands Access Program, whimsically known as FLAP.  Bicycle and walking trails and other facilities are…

Final FHWA Guidance Points to Advocacy Advance MAP-21 Resources
On Monday, The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released its final guidance on the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), and – like the interim guidance released last fall – it’s really a mixed result. FHWA releases guidance…

New Interactive Tool to Help You Navigate MAP-21
MAP-21. CMAQ. HSIP. STP. 402. TAP.  In federal transportation policy, acronyms are everywhere. Add to that all the different rules and eligibility for the programs, and navigating the new bill can get very confusing very quickly.  What…

Southern Hospitality for Advocacy Advance
Heading South last week, the Advocacy Advance team connected with local advocates working to make their communities more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly.   Stop 1: New Orleans, LA Starting in New Orleans, we joined Bike Easy's Bicycle Second…

Victory in Idaho Speaks to Power of Grassroots
By Mary Lauran Hall, Communications Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking Biking and walking just saw a major win in Idaho. Under the new transportation bill (MAP-21), some funding for local walking and biking improvements under the Transportation…

Looking Back, a Losing Ballot Measure Campaign Was a Big Long-Term Win
by Mary Lauran Hall, Communications Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking Last fall, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition set out a bold plan. During the November 2012 election, voters in Alameda County were due to consider a reauthorization of the Alameda…

Webinar Tomorrow: Federal Performance Measures Webinar
The future of federal transportation policy may be summarized in two words: Performance Measures. Will states be required to set safety goals for people on bikes — or will we get lost in the shuffle? The transportation bill — Moving Ahead…

Campaign Update: Pennsylvania Moves Towards Dedicated Biking & Walking Funding
Thanks to great grassroots advocacy, Pennsylvania just got a little closer to recognizing walking and biking as truly integral components of the state’s transportation system. Republican state senator John Rafferty, chair of the Senate transportation…

Exploring Wichita by Bike
This article was written by Randy Rasa, from Kansas Cyclist. Randy attended the recent Navigating MAP-21 Workshop in Wichita. Read his original blog post about the workshop and his time in Wichita here. Late last week, I was in Wichita for the Navigating…

Tulsa advocates say, “Fix OUR Streets”
At 197 square miles, the city of Tulsa is larger than San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC and Miami combined. There are enough lane miles of streets in the city to stretch from New York to Los Angles and back to Tulsa…with 500 miles to spare. …

How Bike Advocates Won the Super Bowl
by Mary Lauran Hall, Communications Manager, Alliance for Biking & Walking When asked who won Super Bowl XLVII, most people would answer that the Ravens bested the 49ers. It’s a lesser-known fact that New Orleans biking and walking advocates…

Bicycling Means Business: Getting the Facts Straight
We know that bicycling is a simple to solution to many complex problems. One of the most pressing and politically prominent problems over the past few years has been the struggling economy, as states and cities compete to attract employers, workers, young…

From D.C. to CA: Rapid Response Grants Having an Impact
They’ve helped to end unfair traffic citations for bicyclists in Washington, D.C. They’ve helped boost a campaign for dedicated biking and walking funding in Pennsylvania. And they’ve helped push for a better pedestrian bridge over a…

With Rapid Response Grant, WABA Improves Police Enforcement for Bicyclists in DC
What should advocates do when bicyclists are consistently incorrectly cited by local police? The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) has a pretty good answer.                   For the past several…

Legal Resource: State Bike Laws
A common request from advocates is a resource of laws and sample legislation. This winter, the League of American Bicyclists compiled state-specific highlights of traffic laws that affect bicyclists, focusing on eleven categories of laws that most states…

Welcome to the team, Darryl!
We're happy to welcome the newest member of the Advocacy Advance team. Darryl Turner joined us in January 2013.  As the research and tracking intern, he will be tracking how federal money is being utilized in states and examining the flexibilities…

Atlanta’s Big Bicycling Ambitions
Keep your eye on Atlanta. When your community draws 100 people to a community bike forum to listen to presentations about transportation policy – on a Saturday night – you have some real bike culture developing. When the staff and board of…

New Report & Webinar: Tracking Federal Funding in Your Community
How is my state spending its share of federal transportation funds? How much is my community investing in bicycling and walking? These common questions can be difficult to answer. Data on federal funding is vital to understanding the range of programs…

“Scramble is On” to Save a Pedestrian Crossing in Marin
Without a safe crossing, a highway can turn a perfectly nice walk or bike ride into a dead end. So when a transportation agency decided to take out a bike and pedestrian crossing over the busy 101 freeway in Marin County, CA, the Marin County Bicycle…

Pennsylvania on the Verge of a New State Transportation Law
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) faces a giant opportunity to boost Pennsylvania’s support for biking and walking in the state transportation system. Impending legislation to fund transportation has been a major topic of conversation…

Infographic: Following MAP-21 Funding
The new federal transportation bill, MAP-21, reinforces the critical importance of state and local bicycle advocacy. Now that Congress has passed the law, the game is played at the state regional level. Our Advocacy Advance team is working with advocates…

Idaho and Wyoming Groups Use Rapid Response Grants to Protect Biking and Walking Dollars
Under the new transportation bill (MAP-21), most states saw a decrease in the amount of funding designated for bicycling and walking improvements — even though overall transportation dollars remained level. In Idaho and Wyoming, advocates had to…

Intern with Advocacy Advance this Winter
Advocacy Advance is looking for an intern this Spring. The intern will gain knowledge and skills related to federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects and the advocacy efforts to secure and utilize this funding at the state and local level nationwide. …

Call for Proposals: National Bike Summit
The League of American Bicyclists  has just opened its call for proposals for the 2013 National Bike Summit. They are looking for proposals on the following themes: Making the economic case for bicycling MAP-21 Implementation: Lessons learned Making…

Moving People or Vehicles: How Do We Grade our Roads?
by Darren Flusche, Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists and Advocacy Advance Whose streets work better: Atlanta or Chicago? According to the most common assessment tool for congestion — the Travel Time Index (TTI) — the answer is…

Workshop Hosts Celebrate Victories in 2012
Eight communities hosted an Advocacy Advance workshop in 2012 and pushed forward essential policies, partnerships, staffing commitments, and over $10 million for biking and walking. Over 500 advocates, agency staff and elected officials attended the workshops,…

What Does The Election Mean For Biking?
by Darren Flusche, Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists and Advocacy Advance The parlor games began before all the votes were even counted. Who will be the Secretary of Transportation in President Obama’s second term? Will leadership of…

Navigating MAP-21: Prioritizing Local Input in Missouri
by Doug Hermes, Statewide Planning Coordinator at the Missouri Association of Councils of Governments  Here in the Show-Me State, we’re working hard to break down silos, bring stakeholders together and make sure local input guides the use of…

$2 Million Win for Biking and Walking in Harrisonburg
In September, Advocacy Advance Workshop participants - including four of the five City Council members and Mayor of Harrisonburg - claimed that Harrisonburg will become the bicycling capital of Virginia. Since then, they have taken a giant leap towards…

Anchorage advocates close in on $2.3 million federal funds for bikes
Earlier this month, Anchorage advocates celebrated a major step towards implementation of the region’s bike plan - increasing the budget for funding projects from $1 million to $2.3 million. The Anchorage Metro Area Transportation Solutions (AMATS)…

New Orleans Gets Jazzed Over Bike Funding
Not many people think of New Orleans as a refuge from hurricanes, but it was the welcome location of the most recent Advocacy Advance Workshop The Advocacy Advance team flew down from D.C. in the wake of Sandy and biked with the workshop hosts around…

Communities Drive Budgeting Process in Chicago
The Active Transportation Alliance seeks to engage Chicago residents as part of a community-driven budgeting process to increase local funding for walking, biking and transit infrastructure projects. Last month, Chicago launched a multi-district (“ward”)…

Navigating MAP-21: Best Practices for MPOs
With the passage of the new transportation law, the route to federal funding for biking and walking in your community isn’t as direct as it used to be. With dedicated programs, like Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School, eliminated…

Advocates, Agency Staff, Local Electeds, U.S. Senator Agree: Bikeability Counts in Rochester
Rochester, New York was the location for Advocacy Advance’s first Action 2020 Workshop since the new transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) went into effect. Forty participants collaborated on ways to maximize…

Good News, Bad News: Federal Highway Administration Interprets Transportation Bill
by Darren Flusche, Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists and Advocacy Advance The Federal Highway Administration issued guidance today to state departments of transportation on the Transportation Alternatives Program (TA) — a key piece…

Navigating MAP-21 Workshop Applications Due October 26
There are two weeks left to apply to host an Advocacy Advance Navigating MAP-21 Workshop in 2013. Advocacy Advance has facilitated workshops to over 500 participants around the country since 2011. These workshops are designed to provide the knowledge,…

Bike Delaware Pushes Candidates to Support Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding
Election day is less than one month away; do you know where your candidates stand on bicycle and pedestrian issues? Bike Delaware is on its way to find out, with support from an Advocacy Advance Rapid Response Grant. Delaware is known for its bike-friendly…

Map: Economic Impacts of Bicycling
All eyes were on the economy in 2009 when the League released its Advocacy Advance report on The Economic Benefits of Bicycle Infrastructure Investments. In the three years since there’s been a steady stream of research confirming the positive impact…

Harrisonburg: The Future Bicycle Capital of Virginia
Fifty community members participated in the recent Advocacy Advance Action 2020 Workshop in Harrisonburg, Virginia, to jumpstart the region’s efforts to fund local bicycle and pedestrian projects. The clear goal of the day? Work together to get…

Navigating MAP-21 Webinar Recordings Available
States have a lot of flexibility in how they spend their transportation funds. Bicycling and walking projects can be built using funds intended for safety, congestion mitigation and air quality, and general transportation purposes. Last week's webinar,…

Webinar TODAY: Maximizing Eligibility in MAP-21
Register now for this afternoon's Navigating MAP-21 webinar, “Maximizing eligibility for bicycling and walking projects under MAP-21”. This webinar will discuss states' flexibilities to build bicycling and walking projects using…

Register Today: Navigating MAP-21 Eligibility Webinar
States have a lot of flexibility in how they spend their transportation funds. Bicycling and walking projects can be built using funds intended for safety, congestion mitigation and air quality, and general transportation purposes. Join us for the next…

Navigating MAP-21: Are You Eligible?
No, we're not talking about whether you're eligible for a date -- though dinner with fellow cyclists is always a treat. We're talking about whether projects in your community are eligible to get funded under the new transportation bill, MAP-21.…

Apply to host a Navigating MAP-21 Workshop
Applications are now available to host an Advocacy Advance workshop in your community.  Advocacy Advance has facilitated Action 2020 Workshops (now called "Navigating MAP-21 Workshops") to over 500 participants around the country since 2011. These…

New Report: The Economic Benefits of Bicycling Infrastructure
Bicycling means business.  From revitalizing a disinvested avenue in Memphis to pumping money into the economies of small towns along the Great Allegheny Passage, bicycling is breathing economic life into America’s communities. From…

Navigating MAP-21: Who’s Got Your Back in Your State?
Knowledge and passion -- that's what it takes to turn hundreds of pages of federal rules and guidance into bike lanes, sidewalks and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs in your community. That's why people like Julie Walcoff are so important.…

Navigating MAP-21: Early Victories from Coast to Coast
Just like the early bird gets the worm, the early organizer gets the victory. And that's been the case with the new federal transportation law, MAP-21. MAP-21 goes into effect on October 1, but we're already seeing promising wins for bicycling…

Capacity Grant Supports Record Funding in Delaware
Breaking state funding history, Bike Delaware wrapped up their successful Advocacy Advance Capacity Building Grant this month. Bike Delaware received a $10,000 matching grant in 2011 for their Walkable, Bikeable Delaware campaign to create a national…

Capacity Building Grantee Celebrate Successes in Los Angeles
Making major strides in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) wrapped up their Advocacy Advance Capacity Building Grant this month. LACBC received a $15,000 matching grant in 2011 to bolster their bilingual…

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