$2 Million Win for Biking and Walking in Harrisonburg
In September, 50 community members participated in an Advocacy Advance Action 2020 Workshop in Harrisonburg, Virginia, to jumpstart the region’s efforts to fund local bicycle and pedestrian projects.
The clear goal of the day: Work together to get facilities on the ground that keep people safe and make Harrisonburg – a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community – the “bicycle capital of Virginia.”
The mayor, city councilmembers, county administrator, sheriff, transportation planners, and local advocacy attendees were all on board.
Since then, they’ve have taken a giant leap towards meeting that goal: more than $2 million was invested in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in 24 hours.
How did it happen? Read more on AdvocacyAdvance.org.