• Getting in the Race: An Advocate’s Guide to Elections from the League of American Bicyclists

    by  • August 27, 2012 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has published “An Advocate’s Guide to Elections: Making Campaigns Work for Bicycling & Walking.”  It is available to download, free, from the LAB’s web site.

    According to Darren Flusche, LAB’s Policy Director, “elections matter.   During the election cycle, campaigns give bicycling and walking advocacy organizations the opportunity to educate candidates on bicycling issues, increase the focus on bicycling and walking issues in campaigns, and ultimately build a more bicycle‐friendly America.  These activities make a difference.  For instance, Bike Delaware used a candidate survey to gauge support for a funding initiative that resulted in $20 million in state funds for a statewide bicycling and walking network. This guide includes insight and examples from Bike Delaware’s survey — and much more.”


    • An Advocate’s Guide to Elections (report, PDF)

    • Getting in the Race: An Advocate’s Guide to Elections (LAB blog post)

    • American Bicyclist: Five Ideas From Delaware

    • Results of 2010 Survey of Delaware General Assembly Candidates



    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He is the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness and serves on the board of directors of the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever.

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