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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation
This week Advocacy Advance released its latest resource, “Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation” (PDF). This concise primer answers…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

$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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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:…

Nevada Walks a Few Steps Closer to Complete Streets Thanks to Outside Las Vegas Foundation
by Lucy Wang                               In Nevada, a newly minted Complete…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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…

“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…

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…

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,…

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 —…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

$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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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”.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Minnesota Advocates Wins State Safe Routes Program
  The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) recently wrapped up an Advocacy Advance Rapid Response Grant to win state funding for Safe Routes to…

Next Navigating MAP-21 Webinar September 5: Register Today
We're starting to hear some good news from advocates across the country who are leading their statewide MAP-21 implementation efforts, and the Advocacy…

Navigating MAP-21: Getting Ready to Compete
With barely a month until the start of the new transportation law, MAP-21, it's time to get into the real nitty-gritty: How can you make sure the money…

New Report: An Advocate’s Guide to Elections
There’s a reason hundreds of bicycle advocates flock to Washington, D.C., each year for the National Bike Summit. Regardless of political persuasion,…

New Report: Making Bicycles Part of the Conversation
It’s a common frustration among cyclists: Elected officials and agency staff often give short shrift to cyclists and more priority to motorists when…

A Model Action 2020 Workshop in Missouri
The new federal transportation law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), poses plenty of challenges for bicycling and walking. For the…

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