Campaigns & Advocacy

Local Motion is an advocacy organization.  This means that we are always asking why.  Why can't there be a bike lane on this street?  Why can't we make it safe for kids to walk to school?  Why can't it happen bigger, sooner, better?  More often than you would expect, the answer is, "Because no one has asked until now."  

Nic_and_Emily.jpgBut getting from why to yes often takes some work.  You have to know your stuff.  You have to show up, over and over.  And you have to inspire a whole lot of people to say, "Why not?"  That is what our advocacy is all about.  

This section of our website is brand new.  We're just getting started with running campaigns.  Our hope is that you will be inspired by what you see here to step up and become a leader for change.  Because the only way all those "whys" will get to "Yes!" is if we work together.  

So take a look at the campaigns that Local Motion is currently running.  But more important, sign up using the "Count me in!" link in the sidebar and let us know you're onboard.  Let's make some "yes" happen!

National Walk/Bike Advocacy

Local Motion works closely with national advocacy organizations to elevate walking and biking issues nationwide.  Here are some of our most important allies.  Check them out!

Smart Growth America People for Bikes Alliance for Walking and Biking League of American Bicyclists

Get Involved in Your Community

Want to learn about what's going on to make walking and biking safe, accessible, and fun in your hometown? Check out Local Motion's community pages!

Montpelier_Elementary_navigating_cones_c_Emily_Boedecker_Local_Motion_thumb.jpgfind your community

Your community's page is your starting point for getting involved where you can have a real impact:  at the local level.  On your community's page, you can:

  • Find out what walk-bike projects are active in your town
  • Share ideas about top local priorities for walking and biking 
  • Connect with people who are as passionate about change as you are
  • Sign up for events, classes, and more

Check it out today!

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