Advocacy Advance Reports

These reports are produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership, a partnership between the League of American Bicyclists and Alliance for Biking & Walking. For more information about this partnership, visit advocacyadvance.org

An Advocate’s Guide to Elections: Making Campaigns Work for Bicycling & Walking (Advocacy Advance)

29 August 2012. To provide clarity and inspiration for bicycle advocates, this report includes campaign guidelines for 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s and biking‐ and walking‐related examples of candidate surveys, candidate forums, legislative score cards and more. (pdf)

Election Guide Final.pdf

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Advocacy Advance Grants FAQ 2012 (Advocacy Advance)

17 February 2012. Frequently asked questions about the 2012 Advocacy Advance Capacity Building and Rapid Response grant process and applications.

Advocacy Advance Grants FAQ 2012 (DOC)

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UNDERSTANDING RESCISSIONS: A CALL FOR PROPORTIONALITY

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
Topic: Understanding Rescissions

An update to the 2010 report on rescissions, this April 2011 report explains the rescissions process, the importance of proportionality and outlines how advocates can work to make sure state Departments of Transportation are making the most of key funding sources for bicycle and pedestrian projects. (3 pages) (PDF)

Understanding Rescissions (2011)

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BRIDGING THE GAPS IN BICYCLING NETWORKS: AN ADVOCATE’S GUIDE TO GETTING BIKES ON BRIDGES

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
Topic: Bridge access for bicyclists and pedestrians

This report outlines how advocates can counter common objections and secure bicycle and pedestrian facilities on bridges. It compiles useful data and policy statements, and draws on the experience and insight of advocates across the country who have won or are engaged in bridge access campaigns in their communities. (22 pages) (PDF)

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CLIMATE CHANGE & BICYCLING: HOW BICYCLING ADVOCATES CAN HELP CRAFT CLIMATE ACTION PLANS

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
Topic: Climate Action Plans

This report outlines how bicycling advocates can push for the inclusion and implementation of policies that promote cycling in city, state and university Climate Action Plans. (34 pages) (PDF)

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BICYCLING AND RUMBLE STRIPS - PROBLEMS FOR CYCLISTS

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
Topic: Ready to Rumble?

Rumble strips are increasingly common on popular rural bicycling routes; this report discusses the problem and provides best practices for bicycle-tolerable rumble strips that advocates should encourage their state DOTs to follow. (6 pages, PDF)

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WHY COMMUNITIES & STATES NEED BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN STAFF

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
Topic: The Importance of Bike/Ped Staff

This analysis shows the strong correlation between large bicycle and pedestrian staffs and bicycling friendly outcomes such as Bicycle Friendly Community status and high bike commuter levels. (8 pages, PDF)

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RESCISSIONS AND RESTORATION: FIGHTING FOR PRIORITY

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
Topic: Understanding Rescissions

How to make sure state DOTs are making the most of key funding sources for bicycle and pedestrian projects; includes a brief explanation of important terminology relating to federal rescissions. Here’s the PDF of the report. (5 pages, PDF)

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DISTRACTED DRIVING: A BICYCLING ADVOCATE’S RESOURCE

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
Topic: Let’s End Distracted Driving!

A guide to distracted driving campaigns; includes statistics on the risks of distracted driving, stories from successful campaigns, and sample legislation. 27 pages, PDF)

Read the report | Download the PDF | Download the Fact Sheet

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SECTION 402 – STATE AND COMMUNITY HIGHWAY SAFETY GRANT PROGRAM

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
topic: Federal Funding for Safety Programs

Section 402 funds can be used for bicycle and pedestrian safety programs, but they have mostly gone untapped; this report explains how to access these funds. (13 pages, PDF)

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HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
Topic: Funding for Safety Infrastructure

Millions of HSIP dollars have gone unspent in recent years; learn how to take advantage of this underused program for bicycle and pedestrian safety infrastructure projects. (18 pages, PDF)

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CONGESTION MITIGATION AND AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
Topic: Cleaner Air for Your Community

Biking and walking are clean forms of transportation; find out about one of the most common federal funding sources for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects and programs. (16 pages, PDF)

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AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY BICYCLE COMMUTING TRENDS, 2000 TO 2008

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
Topic: Bike Commuter Statistics

More and more people are riding their bikes to work every year; read about the latest trends and find out how your city and state stack up. (6 pages, PDF)

Full Digital Report | Download the PDF | see the commuter trends for the 70 largest U.S. cities

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THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
topic: Economic Arguments for Investing in Bicycling

Lawmakers and key decision-makers want to know how investments in bicycling infrastructure are going to pay off – literally; this report shows what economic returns communities across the country have already experienced. (10 pages, PDF)

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Data From the National Household Travel Survey

Produced by the Advocacy Advance Partnership
topic: 2009 Short Trip Analysis

Half of all trips are 3 miles or less, yet the majority (72 percent) are made by car. Learn more about short trips in this Fact Sheet. (1 Page, PDF)

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