Advocacy Advance Archives
The Advocacy Advance program was a collaboration between the Alliance for Biking and Walking and the League of American Bicyclists. For several years, the Alliance and League shared staff and other resources to provide state and local advocacy organizations with reports, technical assistance, and other support for campaigns that focused on securing public funding for bicycling and walking infrastructure. This page collects many of the report and resources that were developed by the Advocacy Advance program so that they can continue to support campaigns for public funding.
First Mile, Last Mile: How Federal Transit funds can improve access to transit for people who walk and bike looks at federal transit funding programs and how they have been used for biking and walking infrastructure that provides access to transit.
How Communities are Paying for Innovative On-Street Bicycle Infrastructure provides transportation officials and advocates examples of how protected bike lanes are being paid for in the United States.
Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation provides background on what public-private partnerships are and how biking and walking can be affected by this project delivery method.
State Revenue Sources that Fund Bicycling and Walking Projects lists the different types of state revenue sources, where they can be found, and examples of how they have funded bicycling and walking projects.
Lifting the Veil on Bicycle and Pedestrian Spending benchmarks planned bicycling and walking project spending in Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs and breaks down how state Departments of Transportation can become more transparent and responsive to community needs.
How Communities are Paying to Maintain Trails, Bike Lanes, and Sidewalks looks at technical, funding, and political challenges related to maintaining non-motorized infrastructure and provides examples of how communities are ensuring that non-motorized infrastructure is well maintained.
Why Communities Need Bicycle and Pedestrian Staff looks at staffing levels at the 40 largest cities in the United States and finds staffing is correlated with many indicators of better biking.