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What individuals can do
Usually activists spend their time begging their government for change. It's easier to effect that change if you are the government. Therefore, one of the most powerful things bike proponents can do is to get themselves into positions where they help call the shots. Bike advocates would be well advised to seek leadership positions in:
What cities can do
Bike Advocacy groups America
Belong's Guide to Advocacy Bike
Summer 2003 (New York City) Bust
Media Bias against Bicycles Chainguard
Online girlBike.com International
Bike Fund League
of American Bicyclists (LAB) National
Bicycle Greenway National
Center for Bicycling & Walking National
Cycle Network (U.K.) White
bike memorials for killed cyclists Regional Bike Advocacy Groups/Sites
Lobbies the federal government to support cycling. Also, see how your elected officials voted on bicycling & transportation-related issues.
This national coalition group has published an online guide for doing bike advocacy work in your community, with an emphasis on using federal money for bike-friendly transportation projects.
Bike Summer is an annual bike festival with rides, activist workshops, and fun events. (Earlier events were: 2002 Portland OR; 2001 Vancouver, Canada; 2000 Chicago IL, 1999 San Francisco, CA.) Activists are encouraged to hold Bike Summers in their own cities.
This site exposes media bias against alternative transportation modes, especially the bicycle, and to address such bias with action, facts, constructive criticism and humor.
Lots of info but poorly organized.
Resources for women cyclists.
Huge advocacy site/organization, with resources about urban planning, bike to work programs, safety and more. The group is oddly named, since it has nothing to do with money or grants.
Very large group which supports all types of cyclists (sports, rec, commuting, advocacy).
These folks are pushing for a national (U.S.) network of bike paths for both recreation and transportation. They also held a BIG ride across the U.S. in the Summer of 2000 to promote the idea.
Site includes detailed PDF reports on implementing facilities improvements like bike lanes and bike boulevards.
5000 miles (with more to come) of continuous routes, running right through urban centres and reaching all parts of the UK (eventually passing within 2 miles of half the population). Almost half the Network will be entirely traffic-free, built along old railway lines, canal towpaths, forestry tracks riversides and urban space.
A group is painting entire bikes solid white and leaving them in places where cyclists have been killed by cars.
USA: Colorado: Boulder
USA: Georgia: Athens
USA: Texas: Austin
Canada: Ontario: Toronto: ARC, CBN
Bike Advocacy groups
Belong's Guide to Advocacy
Summer 2003 (New York City)
Media Bias against Bicycles
of American Bicyclists (LAB)
Center for Bicycling & Walking
Cycle Network (U.K.)
bike memorials for killed cyclists
Regional Bike Advocacy Groups/Sites
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