LACBC’s City of Lights Program Honored with National Best Practices AwardMarch 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Posted in Bike News | 3 Comments
Tags: city of lights, LACBC, National Bike Summit
Last night, LACBC’s City of Lights program was honored with the Best Practices Award from the Alliance for Biking and Walking at the 2011 Advocacy Awards Reception in Washington D.C. Our own Alexis Lantz and Marissa Christiansen are in our nation’s capital for the National Bike Summit this week and were on-hand to accept the award on LACBC’s behalf and live-tweet the news.
You can read more about the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s description of the Best Practices Award below:
The Best Practices Award goes to an organization that serves as a model for other bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. In 2010, countless individuals and a number of advocacy organizations drew information and inspiration from the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. The LACBC’s City of Lights initiative elevated the conversation about “invisible cyclists” – men and women who ride bicycles but whose voices aren’t heard and needs aren’t acknowledged because of language or economic barriers. Through thoughtful outreach and, more importantly, true collaboration, the LACBC is changing the dialogue among city officials about urban planning, bringing new cyclists into the movement and, expanding the scope of the bike-ped movement to address critical issues of social and economic justice.
Congratulations to all of the other 2011 Advocacy Award Winners: Bike Pittsburgh (Advocacy Organization of the Year), Jackie Douglas of Livable Streets – Boston (Advocate of the Year), New Belgium Brewing Company (Business Advocate of the Year), Michigan Complete Streets (Winning Campaign of the Year), Stephanie Routh of Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (Susie Stephens Joyful Enthusiasm Award), and Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (Innovation Award).
Thank you to the Alliance for Biking and Walking for recognizing our work. And thank you to all the City of Lights volunteers, participants, supporters, and sponsors for making this program happen!