Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Combining Forces

We all know that there has been quite a bit of stir on the national level over the potential loss of funding for bikes, consequently threatening the progress in bicycle and pedestrian rights that has been made in the past few decades. This seems to be an ongoing battle that has escalated with these rights in serious jeopardy. Recent transportation bills presented in congress have stirred the alternative transportation community resulting in the decision by the 3 powerful advocacy groups to join forces and unite for the sake of bike rights.

The Alliance for Biking & Walking, the League of American Bicyclists and Bikes Belong agreed in principle on February 14th to recommend the unification of all three organizations to more effectively support and advance bicycling in the United States.

Here is a quote from the press release regarding the decision:

"The goal is to speed progress in creating a bicycle friendly America where bicycling is a viabletransportationand recreation choice for everyone and more people bike more often. This proposed unification would combine the significant resources of the three groups into one effective, powerful organization with a clear, integrated structure and a single voice."

Do you think this is a good idea? Do you think more will be accomplished, with a single, unified organization?

B-fit, B-green, B-cycle

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