Pittsburgh Action 2020
A blast of snow, ice, and cold is no match for a bicycle-friendly Pittsburgh. A group of over 50 advocates, agency staff, and elected officials met last on Friday for an Advocacy Advance Action 2020 Workshop.
Hosted by Bike Pittsburgh and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, the workshop presented an overview of federal funding sources with best practices, insight on the state and local spending context and ways to institutionalize bicycle and pedestrian spending into local agency priorities. Participants also had the opportunity to network with others interested in bicycle and pedestrian projects and funding from throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Allegheny County Executive Richard Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Stephen Patchan shared their perspectives with the audience.
Action 2020 Workshops are part of the Advocacy Advance program – a partnership of the League of American Bicyclists and Alliance for Biking and Walking. The workshops are designed to ensure advocates, agency staff, and elected officials have the knowledge, skills, and resources to access untapped and under-utilized federal funding sources.
More information on Action 2020 and the application to host a 2012 Action 2020 Workshop can be found here. Applications are due by Friday, Feburary 24, 2012.