As a inhabitant voice for America’s bicyclists, a League is formed in Washington, D.C., though a staff is constantly on a highway to make biking softened in your community. We attend conferences and Summit from seashore to seashore to share a knowlegde, listen and learn. We benefaction workshops on how to get appropriation for bike projects, revisit leaders to allege a Bicycle Friendly Community module — and most more.
So how have we been portion we — and where will we be next? Here’s this week’s summation and a demeanour ahead…
The League brought home some accolades this week, as Policy Director, Darren Flusche, was respected with a much-deserved “Professional of a Year Award: Non-profit” award from a Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Of course, that was only one aspect of a annual APBP Professional Development Seminar hold in Boulder, Colo. As Caron Whitaker, a VP of Government Relations shared:
There was a lot of good news entrance out of a APBP Professional Development Seminar. The U.S. Federal Highways Administration announced it’s support for coherence in pattern guidelines for biking and walking infrastructure, Bikes Belong announced a subsequent turn of Green Lanes, Barbara McCann expelled her new book “Completing a Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks” — and a possess Darren Flusche was named NGO Professional of a year.
The Keynote residence by Kelly Brough, President and CEO of a Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, was also a highlight. She spoke from a business viewpoint to advantages biking brings communities — and how to sell it.
My favorite story came from Carson City Nevada, where a city’s departments of health and travel are operative together with a internal hospitals to do extensive health comment of a village and regulating it to beam infrastructure decisions!
A organisation of League staff, including President Andy Clarke, are streamer to a biggest bike attention eventuality of a year: Interbike. The annual trade uncover in Las Vegas draws some-more than 20,000 attendees and a League is vehement to accommodate with partners in a bike biz. If you’re headed to Vegas for a large event, stop by a counter in Advocacy Row — and stay tuned to a blog and amicable media subsequent week for a exhibit of a 2014 National Bike Summit thesis AND new, sparkling information from Women Bike.
On Wednesday, VP of Programs, Bill Nesper, will be in Portland for “The Future of Green Lanes, a forward-looking limit of a heading city staff operative on a design, promotion, messaging and doing of next-generation, stable bike lanes.” Hosted by a Green Lane Project, a eventuality will embody furloughed heading infrastructure in a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community and a pity of best practices from past and destiny Green Lane cities.
On Thursday, Policy Director, Darren Flushe, will pronounce during Pro Walk / Pro Bike / Pro Place 2013: Moving Pittsburgh Forward. The full-day eventuality in Steel City will move together “regional leaders and inhabitant experts (including a award-winning Mr. Flushe)… to plead how to urge informal mobility with softened bike connectivity; how to urge neighborhoods and particular health by softened and safer walking; and how activate Pittsburgh’s open spaces by Placemaking.” According to a eventuality organizer: “We have 200+ attendees, representing 150+ organizations, municipalities, non profits, private firms, and other entities. This will be a initial active travel limit of a kind in PGH.” To tip it all off, a keynote is Mark Gorton. If you’ve never seen Gorton speak, all a some-more reason to buy your sheet right now!
To tighten out a week, jet-setting Nesper will be in Harrisonburg, Va., for a informal Bike Walk Summit on Friday. The approach outcome of an Advocacy Advance seminar hold in Sep 2012 (co-facilitated by a award-winning Policy Director), a entertainment will move together city and county officials to “develop partnerships and to boost coordination between a City, County, and other stakeholders to make a segment a good biking and walking village to live in and visit!” Learn some-more here.