Consider Biking (DOC) (38KB)
Peoples’ Advocate for Trails Hawaii (PDF)(199KB)
Prescott Alternative Transportation - Detailed (DOC) (61KB)
Texas Bicycle Coalition (DOC) (20KB)
Washington Area Bicyclist Association (PDF) (151.8 KB)
Bike Denver (PDF)(291 KB)
Prescott Alternative Transportation (DOC) (58KB)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (DOC) (1,017KB)
Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance (DOC) (35KB)
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (DOC) (32KB)
CultureLink (PDF) (315KB)
Employee handbooks and manuals set forth your organization’s personnel policies including benefits, paid leave and time off, appropriate code of conduct, and other expectations. Developing an employee handbook or manual is important for organizations with two or more staff so that you maintain consistency with all employees and so that expectations are clearly established at the time of hire. In this folder find model employee handbooks from several Alliance organizations.
Transportation Alternatives; 5 pages. (DOC) (33KB)
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition; 22 pages (DOC) (160KB)
Active Transportation Alliance (formerly Chicagoland Bicycle Federation); 23 pages. (DOC) (102KB)
Adventure Cycling Association Employee Handbook; 69 pages. (PDF) (266KB)
A 2007 extended presentation covering aspects of trail design in line with ADA standards:
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has several publications related to greenway trails including at the website for its Bicycle and Pedestrian Program:
This website, maintained by the Rails to Trails Conservancy, is an excellent resource on everything you need to know about trail development. Resource topics include: benefits of trails and greenways, trail and greenway development, online manuals, reports and fact sheets.
Rails to Trails Conservancy: Trails & Greenways Clearinghouse (URL)
This website is an excellent online resource for trail manager, builders, advocates, and users.
American Trails Website (URL)
The Pedestrian and Bicycling Information Center (PBIC) has some information at its biyclinginfo.org website. Note that it is best to type “greenways” into their search engine: Shared-Use Paths and Rail Trails (Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center)
This handbook by Active Living Resources includes common myths, common crash types, and important skills necessary to ensure safety:
Bicycle Safety: What Every Parent Should Know (Active Living Resources) (PDF)(697KB)
These flyers from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) teach kids four ways to be a safe biker and walker. The back sides contain messages for parents on how to improve safety for their kids:
Be a Safe Bike Driver: Handout for Kids (PDF)(425KB)
Be A Safe Walker: Handout for Kids (PDF)(562KB)
This a brochure (in English and Spanish) from the Active Living Resource Center and BikeWalk Virginia, which teaches parents how bicycling and walking can help their children grow up healthy and strong:
Healthy Kids Brochure (English) (PDF)(4.82MB)
Healthy Kids Brochure (Spanish) (PDF)(4.82MB)
Contract Agreement for SRTS Instructor (BFW) (DOC)(27KB)
Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator (BFW) (DOC)(20KB)
We’ve heard from Georgia a lot recently. Last year, advocates successfully spearheaded a campaign for a statewide Complete Streets policy, leading to big sweeps for Georgia Bikes! and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition at the Alliance’s annual Advocacy Awards. Then, just last week, hundreds of Georgians pedaled to the state capitol in Atlanta to encourage agency staff to implement the new statewide Complete Streets policy.
Their work is clearly paying off. This week, Georgia Bikes! received confirmation that a new bridge in the northern Atlanta suburbs will include bike lanes in both directions.
Joe Seconder, a board member at Georgia Bikes!, led a grassroots campaign to push for the bicycle accomodation. Here’s how the campaign played out, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
When Seconder discovered early this year that dedicated bike lanes were not in the design plans, he got busy, phoning friends and transportation contacts.
‘This bridge is the single point of access between Perimeter CID, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs to cross the Chattahoochee River into Roswell,’ he said.
GDOT invited Seconder, his supporters and Sandy Springs officials to a followup meeting March 29 where it presented a redesign that included two bike lanes without changing the width of the bridge.
‘I’ll give him a lot of credit, but I have to give GDOT a lot of credit, too,’ said Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, an active cyclist who backed Seconder’s campaign. ‘They have a whole new attitude down there.’
The agency officially adopted a Complete Streets policy last fall, requiring that it routinely incorporate bicycle, pedestrian and transit concerns into transportation projects. The Northridge Bridge project was finalized well before that policy took effect.
Georgia DOT engineer Darryl D. VanMeter said budget and time constraints would have normally precluded a late change in plans. However, the department had a productive exchange with bike advocates and Sandy Springs officials which led to the accommodation, he said.
It’s not too often that you see news stories about government listening to — and then acting on — citizens’ requests. Yet the new bike lanes are being hailed by one city manager as “a great example of government listening.”
There’s no sign that advocates in the Peach State will be slowing down any time soon. At it so happens, Alliance staff are in Athens, Georgia this weekend to lead a Winning Campaigns Training for advocates from throughout the area:
We’re looking forward to see the campaign plans that result from this weekend’s strategizing. Keep it going, Georgia!
In July of 2012, the city of Louisville analyzed its progress on implementing their city-wide Bike Master Plan.
The original online survey tool used by America Walks in conducting their National Walking Survey.
This report, compiled by CTC Charitable Trust and commissioned by Transport for London (TfL), aims to provide background information on the findings and achievements of the London Cycling Benchmarking Project and to make recommendations about ways in which TfL and the boroughs can build on the success of the project to continue to support the London Cycling Action Plan.
The purpose of this study, conducted by the Western Transportation Institute, is to understand what livability means for rural areas and the role transportation can play in improving livability in rural communities.
The Twin Cities released this thorough neighborhood assessment tool.
Walking Survey (DOC)
Alliance organizations can collaborate with local governments for opportunities to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of advocacy work. Partnering with an agency can increase changes of winning or subcontracting grants. Plus, as governments cut back in providing direct services, they increasingly rely on local nonprofits to provide essential services.
On this call, experts in the field discussed how biking and walking advocacy organizations can partner with local governments.
Tip sheet from call (PDF)
Call recording (MP3)
Take it from these groups, who have been organizing rides for so long that they put together cohesive plans specific to their events.
Many of our member organizations host fundraising biking and walking events; with these guides, so can you!
Adler & Colvin Law authored this side-by-side chart comparing two common methods of starting an organization.
Fiscal Sponsor Directory (URL)
Invest in biking and walking advocacy where it matters most... on the ground!
Winning Campaigns Training: White Plains, New York
August 02 through August 04, 2013
Winning Campaigns Training: Helena, Montana
September 13 through September 15, 2013