I navigate a small, but notoriously difficult (for cyclists and pedestrians) intersection on my daily commute.
For years, residents have been pushing for assessment and treatment of the bike/ped facilities at this spot on the edge of Duke's east campus; where a multi-use trail ends at a three-way intersection, crossing 35 mph traffic that doesn't stop for peds in the crosswalk.
We are currently in the early stages of a city-wide bike plan, and the dangers of this intersection were addressed in steering commitee meetings.
Recently, a pedestrian (Duke student) was struck while in the crosswalk, and there was a subsequent flurry of activity on message boards, in the newspaper, and in city hall.
Today, as I rode through this spot, I noticed three officials from Planning reviewing a set of plans, with surveying tools laying about.
I stopped and chatted, having recognized one guy from a few of those bike plan meetings.
They told me they were going to put a signal at this spot, and study the results for a year before moving to a more permanent solution (eg. roadway re-design).
I thanked them for a job well done, and received some business cards in return - one guy even asked me to email him with any other problem spots I encounter while cycling through town.
So there's my positive bike advocacy story.