The Alliance for Biking & Walking creates, strengthens and unites state/province and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.
Every community benefits from the fun, practicality and efficiency of biking and walking. In 2020, one-third of all trips in North America will be made by bicycling and walking for all reasons ranging from personal health and environmental sustainability, to economic necessity and moral responsibility. The Alliance has created, strengthened and empowered effective and sustainable bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations in every state, province and major city in North America. These organizations are highly respected by the public, media and policy makers. Their efforts in their communities and their united strength at the national level have transformed communities to places where it is easy, safe, desirable and common for all people to bike and walk. Alliance leaders and organizations in our movement are diverse, are intentional about engaging their diverse populations in mainstreaming bicycling and walking as an option for all, and have engaged in partnerships with other organizations, agencies, disciplines, and allies to expand the number of people biking and walking in their communities.
Alliance Five-Year Strategic Plan (2011)
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- The power of bicycling and walking to transform individuals and communities.
- The role of bicycling and walking in efficient transportation
- The connection of biking and walking in supporting public transit as primary modes of active transportation
- The importance of social change at the state and local level
- Our cost effectiveness and resilience
- Our professionalism and our careers as the leaders of state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations
- The uniqueness of our diverse communities and the collective energy of our membership
- The importance of growing the movement to serve our diverse populations including underserved communities
- Connecting, playing together and reinvigorating ourselves through gatherings and song