Education and Advocacy

Local

City of Madison – Bike Madison:
Bike Madison’s vision is to make bicycling an integral part of daily life in Madison, thereby making Madison a model for health promotion, environmental sustainability, and quality of life.  Visit: http://www.cityofmadison.com/bikeMadison

2012-2017 Dane County Parks and Open Space Plan: https://www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks/planning.aspx#open_space_plans

Mad_bikers: Bicycle enthusiasts in and around Madison, WI. Members of this group were acquainted through the Wednesday Night Bike Rides and the Stoton Cycling Club.  A great, active blog.  Visit: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/mad_bikers/

Madison Bike Winter: Each winter, bicyclists in several cities hold events to promote winter bike riding. By taking part in Bike Winter, you will have the opportunity to have fun, socialize with other cyclists, and learn winter biking skills.

Visit: http://www.facebook.com/madbikewinter

 

State

Bicycle Federation of WI:
The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin is a statewide, nonprofit organization.  We work with people from all around the state to make bicycling convenient, safe, accessible and fun.  Visit: http://bfw.org/

WI DOT Bicycle Safety: Bicycles are considered “vehicles” on Wisconsin roadways. That means bicyclists must obey the rules of the road like any other vehicle and must be treated as equal users by all other vehicles. Bicycles are particularly vulnerable among road vehicles. There are several simple things bicyclists can do to greatly reduce their risk of crash, death or injury. Visit: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/vehicle/bicycle/

Complete Street law: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/state/complete-streets.htm

 

National

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.  Visit: http://www.bikewalk.org/aboutus.php

League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists is the oldest bicycling organization in the US. It works through its members to promote better education and better facilities for bicyclists. Hosts the annual National Bike Summit.  Visit: http://www.bikeleague.org/

Rails to Trails Conservancy
The purpose of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is to enrich America’s communities and countryside by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Visit: http://www.railstotrails.org

National Complete Streets Coalition
National Complete Streets Coalition is a coalition of organizations that advocates that streets should be designed to serve all users, of all abilities, of all ages. http://www.completestreets.org/

Other Resources
American Bicyclist magazine: http://issuu.com/bikeleague