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The Benchmarking Project is an on-going effort of the Alliance for Biking & Walking to collect and analyze data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states and the 51 largest U.S. cities. This third biennial report reveals data on bicycling and walking levels and demographics; bicycle and pedestrian safety; funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects; written policies on bicycling and walking; bicycle infrastructure; bike-transit integration; bicycling and walking education and encouragement; public health indicators; and the economic impact of bicycling and walking. This report is an essential resource and tool for government officials, advocates, and those working to promote bicycling and walking, including data tables and graphs that show how your state or city stacks up and providing unprecedented statistics to help support your case for increasing safe bicycling and walking in your community. (January 2012, 242 pages)
New for July 2012, The Open Streets Guide highlights nearly 70 open streets initiatives across North America. Additionally, the guide discusses the benefits of open streets events, details various funding and organizational structures, and provides examples of best practices for starting or improving an initiative in your community. A partnership between the Street Plans Collaborative and the Alliance for Biking & Walking, the Open Streets Project works to share information about open streets and increase the number, size and frequency of initiatives across North America. For more information and news, visit OpenStreetsProject.org. (July 2012, 178 pages)
Our nation’s transportation system poses significant challenges for the third of our citizens who do not drive. A full 13 percent of traffic deaths are bicyclists and pedestrians, yet most roadways are still being built with only motor vehicles in mind. Complete streets policies require that future transportation projects ensure safe accommodation of all users. Bicyclists, motorists, transit vehicles and users, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities safely and enjoyably travel along and across complete streets. The Alliance for Biking & Walking’s Guide to Complete Streets Campaigns compiles a blueprint for winning a complete streets policy in your city, region, state, or province. Filled with models from past and current campaigns and tips from advocacy leaders in the field, this guide is an indispensable resource for the new or seasoned advocate working towards complete streets. (Second edition, May 2010, 117 pages)
Are you a leader of a nonprofit organization looking to diversify your revenue through fundraising events? If so, this book is for you. Nonprofits of all types host fundraising galas that bring them money, publicity, new supporters, and good will. From awards ceremonies to sit-down dinners, galas deliver more than warm fuzzies to organizations in your community — so why not yours? The Alliance for Biking & Walking’s Guide to Fundraising Galas is the first book to bring you the ins and outs of organizing fundraising galas that benefit bicycling and walking. Filled with models of sample galas and take-away tools, this guide is an indispensable resource for new or seasoned gala organizers. The Alliance draws on the experience of six organizations’ successful galas and brings you their secrets. This guide is written especially for bicycling and walking organizations, but any nonprofit will benefit from the advise and models in this book. (Third Edition, June 2009, 85 pages)
From rural communities to big cities, organizations are planning fundraising bike rides that are bringing them new members, new partners, new political connections, and funds to help their organizations thrive. But how does an organization get started organizing such an event? The Alliance for Biking and Walking’s Guide to Fundraising Rides is the first book to bring you the ins and outs of organizing fundraising rides that benefit bicycling. This guide will take you through all the steps of planning a successful fundraising ride, from setting a date to thanking your sponsors and volunteers. Filled with expert advice, samples from successful rides, and take-away tools you can use, this guide is an invaluable resource for the aspiring event planner while offering new tips and ideas to veteran ride directors. (Second edition, May 2009, 104 pages)
12/13/2013 - This Week in Biking & Walking
12/03/2013 - Dates Announced for 2014 Winning Campaigns Trainings