Talk about an impressive year for Advocacy Advance.
Over the past 11 months, the Advocacy Advance team — a partnership of the League and Alliance for Biking & Walking — has been your source for critical analysis and resources on the new federal transportation bill. But, beyond the reports and webinars and one-on-one assistance, Darren and Brighid have been out in the field conducting Navigating MAP-21 Workshops, too.
Funded by SRAM, these workshops have brought together advocates, agency staff and elected officials, giving them the tools and knowledge to access federal funding for local biking and walking projects and program.
And, from Atlanta, Ga., to Anchorage, AK, those workshops have had a huge impact, leading to more than $10 million in new funding for bike/ped projects in local communities.
Read the full and impressive recap on the Advocacy Advance blog.
Carolyn SzczepanskiCarolyn joined the League in March 2012, after two years at the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In addition to managing the League's blog, magazine and other communications, Carolyn organized the first National Women's Bicycling Summit and launched the League's newest program: Women Bike. Before she crossed over to advocacy, she was a professional journalist for nearly 10 years.