Advocacy & Safety - Unique bicycle commuting programs??
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05-30-08, 12:26 PM
I'm doing research for state legislators on alternative transportation. Would appreciate any local or statewide programs that encourage biking, walking, and use of public transportation. I've found quite a few good programs, but would appreciate input fromt his wonderful network. Please email to email@example.com or post on here.
Douglas Shinkle, Policy Associate
National Conference of State Legislatures
05-30-08, 12:32 PM
One Less Car
League of American Bicyclists
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Safe Routes to Schools
Donít Be Fuelish Competition: May 1 Ė September 30, 2008
This is a locally created program for Fairbanks, and it's a fun effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Itís a friendly competition, open to all local organizations, to encourage employees to reduce their fossil fuel usage. People can bike, walk, bus, or carpool to and from work to save miles traveled in a single occupant vehicle. These miles are tallied each month, with a winner of the most miles saved announced at the end of the competition. There will be individual recognition as well - most miles biked, most miles walked, etc... Please sign your organization up today, and spread the word to others. Contact Lori Hanemann at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
05-30-08, 04:05 PM
The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation has been promoting events like this for several years.
The competition is on to be the healthiest and greenest company in Chicagoland by logging the most bicycle trips to work during Bike to Work Week, June 7-13.
More info at: http://www.biketraffic.org/
05-30-08, 10:34 PM
Cascade Bike Club runs the Group Health Commute Challenge in metro Seattle every year - www.cascade.org
05-31-08, 05:41 AM
Center for Transportation Research, UT Austin
Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC), UNC
Institute for Transportation Research and Education, NCSU (see the 'pathways to property' pdf)
Some states have state-level advocacy orgs:
and, of course, plug into the bike blog network in one or more ways:
...and this video is good:
05-31-08, 11:30 AM
An example of local advocacy:
Quad-Cities Transportation Advocacy Group (http://quad.cities.tag.googlepages.com/)
(Just a word on the thread title. Do you really want only unusual, rare, highly distinctive programs, or do you want, as stated, "any local or statewide programs that encourage biking, walking, and use of public transportation"? Given the NCSL's usual focus, one would suspect the latter, but, being from Illinois, I find it hard to guess what's going on with relatively normal legislators.)
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