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Coalition and Partners

Coalition Members

Adventure Cycling Association

Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, Adventure Cycling is the premier bicycle travel organization in North America with 44,500 members worldwide. We are headquartered in Missoula, Montana. The mission of Adventure Cycling Association is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle. We help cyclists explore the landscapes and history of America for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.

 

Bikes Belong

The Bikes Belong Coalition was formed in 1999 as the national coalition of bicycle retailers and suppliers working to put more people on bikes more often. Bikes Belong has nearly 400 members—bicycle suppliers and retailers combining resources to improve bicycling in America. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the Coalition has 21 professional staff, 20 volunteer directors, and a $2.5 million annual operating budget.

Alliance for Biking & Walking

The Alliance creates, strengthens, and unites state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations to help make communities better places to bike and walk. In addition to sharing resources, trainings, coaching, and peer exchange with the over 200 member organizations, the Alliance publishes the biennial Benchmarking Report on bicycling and walking in the United States and promotes open streets as a lead partner in the Open Streets Project. Working closely with grassroots advocates across North America, the Alliance works everyday to help strengthen and unite this great people powered movement.

Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals

Members of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals are planners, engineers, landscape architects, and other professionals working to make communities more walkable and bicycle-friendly. APBP members enjoy a robust list serve and monthly webinars geared to increasing knowledge while building teams. APBP offers onsite workshops for accessibility, complete streets, and bicycle parking. In 2010, APBP initiated the Women Cycling Project to explore how communities in North America can encourage more women to bicycle for transportation.

International Mountain Biking Association

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)’s mission is to create, enhance, and preserve great mountain biking experiences. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy, and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA’s network worldwide includes 35,000 individual members, more than 750 bicycle chapters and clubs, more than 160 corporate partners, and about 600 retailer shops.

League of American Bicyclists

With a current membership of 300,000 affiliated cyclists, including 20,000 individuals and 800 affiliated organizations, the League works to create a more bicycle-friendly America. The League's mission is to promote bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation and work through advocacy and education to represent the interests of the nation's 57 million cyclists.

National Center for Biking & Walking

The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is a resident program at Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NCBW was establishing in 1977, as the Bicycle Federation of America, Inc. NCBW's mission is to create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities. NCBW aims to change the way communities are planned, designed and managed to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can walk and bike easily, safely and regularly.

Partners

America Walks

America Walks was founded in 1996 as a national coalition to boost local grassroots advocacy to transform our country’s transportation system. America Walks has worked to establish a presence at local, state, and national levels by leading and supporting advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. America Walks’ mission is to make America a great place for walking by collaboratively sharing knowledge, advancing policies, and implementing effective campaigns to promote safe, convenient, and accessible walking conditions for all. America Walks is invested in building a diverse and powerful coalition. Over 300 organizational partners have endorsed the vision for a walkable America. 

National Complete Streets Coalition

The Complete Streets Coalition’s goal is to help with the adoption and implementation of state, regional, and local complete streets policies and work toward federal policies that support complete streets. Complete Streets policies direct transportation planners and engineers to consistently design with all users in mind. Instead of fighting for better streets block by block, the National Complete Streets Coalition seeks to fundamentally transform the look, feel, and function of the roads and streets in our communities by changing the way most roads are planned, designed, and constructed. America Bikes is a founding member of the Coalition, along with AARP, Smart Growth America, the American Public Transportation Association, and many other groups.

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Launched in August 2005, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a fast-growing network of hundreds of organizations, government agencies, and professional groups working to set goals, share best practices, leverage infrastructure and program funding, and advance policy change to help agencies that implement Safe Routes to School programs. The Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s mission is to advocate for safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities.

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