The cycling organization I'm a member of has been pushing for new and better cycling infrastructure, and our efforts are starting to bear some fruit.
For several years now we've been urging the local authorities to place bike racks inside of the underground and rail stations where bikes can be watched and are much less likely to be stolen. On Sunday I was in an underground station in a nearby village and was delighted to see that the racks are being installed. This is a simple but effective measure that doesn't cost all that much to implement.
We've also been pushing for a pedestrian/cyclist bridge to be built over a dangerous motorway. Construction of that has finally begun, after years of demonstrations, letter writing, petitioning, and so on. I'll post a photo when the bridge is finished.
Have any of you been successful in convincing your local polilticians to take measures that make carfree living easier and safer? I'd love to hear about your experiences.