In 2011 New York was ranked 34th our of 50 states for bike friendliness. NYBC knows we can do better. NYBC’s Bike Advocacy Toolkit includes resources for citizens, officials and others interested in making New York a great place to ride a bicycle. NYBC is helping to build a vibrant advocacy community across New York State. Contact us, we will support your success as an advocate.
General Advocacy Resources
- Essential Facts about NY’s Complete Streets Law (produced by NYBC
- Text of New York’s Complete Streets Law provided by NYBC
- Complete Streets FAQ produced by National Complete Streets Coalition
- Fact Sheet on Biking and Walking in New York produced by America Bikes and the Alliance for Biking and Walking
- 2010 Benchmarking Report Produced by the Alliance for Biking and Walking . This annual report describes the state of walking and biking in New York compared to other states.
Complete Streets Advocacy Resources (from the National Complete Streets Coalition)
- Complete Streets Fundamentals
- Complete Streets Policy Analysis
- Complete Streets Policy Atlas
- Complete Streets Fact Sheets
- Complete Streets Resources
Spread the word – Bicycling is great! Bicycling for transportation, exercise or recreation improves your community. Across the nation, communities large and small have implemented programs that promote bicycling, that make bicycling safer and that educate all citizens about its benefits. Investments in bicycling are dramatically cheaper than building and maintaining roads for motorists alone. And these investments provide dramatic benefits – research demonstrates that bicycling improves health, supports economic revitalization, improves environmental conditions and makes people happy!
You love to bicycle, now share your passion with decision-makers. We want want to see more bicycle lanes, trails, bike racks, education programs and incentives that encourage bicycle commuting. Contact your elected officials or transportation agency staff. Write a letter to the editor. Provide testimony to a City Council meeting. Join your local bicycle advocacy group, or add your voice to the vibrant national bicycle movement.