Biking is so fun, feeling the wind on your face, and watching the landscape fly by. And the only energy you burn is your own calories! If only there were safer roads for biking, and more bike paths! Here are resources for advocacy for bicycling, and more:
Effective Advocacy for Bicycling. You can make a difference in cycling by participation in your local governmental public input process, or by serving on boards and commissions.To do so you will need to know that the issues are, and what the public perception of cycling is, arguments that you are likely to encounter, and the methods to defeat them or advance them as the case may be.
The League of American Bicyclists–Working for a Bike-Friendly America.
Check out their education center for info on how to bring better bicycling to your community.
Probicycle.com provides a different view on bicycling rights with the slogan, “Same Roads, Same Rights, Same Rules” Interesting resource if you are a biker who wants to be considered a vehicle operator. Advocacy By Cyclists for Cyclists.
International Bicycle Fund. A non-governmental, non-profit, advocacy organization, promoting sustainable transport and international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and bicycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational programs.
Rails to Trails Conservancy wants old train rights of way converted into low impact transportation corridors for cyclist and pedestrians.
Transportation for Livable Communities envisions the creation of more livable communities through the improvement of transportation. There are a number of sites on the web for localized groups working on these issues, and here is a good starting point:
By the Care2 Staff