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March 6, 2013
by julie
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National Bike Summit 2013: Comments & More

Last week, on streets.mn, I posted a review of the recent legislative record of the League of American Bicyclists and the National Bike Summit. It led to a series of comments about the importance of having a national gathering of … Continue reading

September 14, 2012
by julie

Infrastructure As “Human Rights?”

Yesterday, at the Pro Bike/Pro Walk Conference in Long Beach, the closing session was presented by a militant anti-car crusader, Mark Gorton. He was the founder/funder of the Streetsblog Network. Such speaker selection is pretty common — conferences of this … Continue reading

March 22, 2012
by julie
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Bicycle Day in Congress: March 22, 2012

Today, at the National Bike Summit in Washington DC, bicycle advocates and educators present will be calling on members of Congress to urge them to adopt fair, non-partisan transportation bills and to preserve biking/walking as supported infrastructure options on the … Continue reading

March 21, 2012
by julie

Women on Bikes: Seriously?

As part of this year’s National Bike Summit, there was an afternoon Women’s Cycling Forum. The promotional description was quasi-promising: Women still cycle at much lower rates than men in the United States — making up just 24 percent of … Continue reading

March 20, 2012
by julie
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New at Streets.MN: Building Better Advocacy Events

I’ve got a new ravingpost up at streets.mn today: 4 Ways to Build a Better Advocacy Event It represents a few thoughts from me based on my history as an event planner, a communications strategist, and an attendee at many … Continue reading