SVBC Nominated for 2014 People’s Choice Advocacy Award

SVBC Nominated for 2014 People’s Choice Advocacy Award

Thank you to all the cities, towns, agencies, clubs, and first responders who have been working with SVBC under the auspices of our Roadway Safety Solutions Team and Vision Zero initiative. Because of your hard work, we’re being recognized as advocacy leaders at the national level!

Bicycling Magazine, the No. 1 source of information for cyclists, has partnered with the Alliance for Biking & Walking as the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Advocacy Awards, which will be presented March 3 in Washington D.C. The inaugural Bicycling Magazine People’s Choice Award has been created as part of this partnership. Voting begins today at Bicycling.com. Hurry! Voting closes on February 6.

The Alliance for Biking & Walking has held the Advocacy Awards since 2009 to recognize excellence in the bicycling and pedestrian movement. The sixth annual Advocacy Awards presented by Bicycling Magazine will shine a spotlight on the often invisible, behind-the-scenes advocacy work that has gone into making communities across North America better for biking and walking in the past year.

In the past, the awards have recognized 11 individuals, 18 organizations, and five businesses that have gone above and beyond to make biking and walking better.

“Bicycling Magazine and the Bicycling brand are committed to supporting cycling advocacy,” said Bicycling Editor-in-Chief Peter Flax. “Our commitment to the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the Advocacy Awards will help actively promote cycling at the community level by giving the leaders on the ground the recognition they deserve. We’re proud to join and lead this partnership.”

“The Alliance for Biking & Walking is thrilled to partner with Bicycling Magazine for the sixth annual Advocacy Awards,” said Jeffrey Miller, Alliance President/CEO. “Thousands of advocates across the continent are doing phenomenal work to improve biking in their communities, and we’re delighted to haveBicycling’s media prowess to help spread the word on these fantastic organizations, leaders, and businesses.”

The public will choose between 10 finalists by voting exclusively for the Bicycling Magazine People’s Choice Award on Bicycling.com. Voting will run through Feb. 6 and the award will be presented to the winner at the 2014 Advocacy Awards ceremony. Voters can log on directly to: http://www.bicycling.com/peopleschoice14 to vote for their choice.

“We wanted to create the Bicycling Magazine People’s Choice Award to bring increased visibility to the work of the Alliance and to those across the country fighting every day for the safety of cyclists,” Flax said.

The 2014 nominees are: East Bay Bicycle Coalition, MassBike, Bike Cleveland, Active Transportation Alliance (Chicago), Bike Easy (New Orleans), Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Bicycle Transportation Alliance (Portland), Bike Delaware, Transportation Alternatives (New York City), Georgia Bikes. More information on each nominee can be found here: http://www.bicycling.com/peopleschoice14

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