Promoting Mass Transit & Bike
in the USA - and Beyond
- Bicycle Commuting - Even for Fat Girls
The good and bad of bicycle commuting in the USA
- The American Public Transportation
This site includes tools for effective communications with members of
legislatures, community leaders, business leaders and other activists
about the importance of public transportation.
- Bicycle Transportation Alliance
A non-profit membership organization working to promote bicycling and
improve bicycling conditions in Oregon and SW Washington. Even if you
don't live in those areas, you will find this web site helpful (and it
would be great if there were such local, vibrant alliances all over the
- League of American Bicyclists
An advocacy group working to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and
transportation and work through advocacy and education for a
- Spare the Air
Some 60% of air pollution comes from cars - most of that is emitted when
we turn the ignition key in the morning. Spare the Air was established
by the San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District to educate
people about air pollution, and to encourage them to change their
behavior to prevent it. It's information is applicable in other cities
- Carfree Cities:
Links: Web: Bicycle Advocacy
TERRIFIC list of links to resources.
- Cycling Promotion.com
Promote cycling in Australia. Lots of information on activities that are
essential in achieving more cycle friendly communities: advocacy, policy
and planning and more.
Bicycle Advocacy Links
"Cyclists should expect and demand safe accommodation on every road,
just as do all other users. Nothing more is expected. Nothing less is
acceptable." From Procycle.com,
a terrific site in its own right.
- Bicycling resources on the web
From the Santa Barbara County (California) bicycling coalition.
News, reviews, and articles of interest to those who choose to commute
- National Association of Railroad
Workng towards a modern, customer-focused national passenger train
network that provides a travel choice Americans want. NARP is the only
national organization in the USA speaking for the users of passenger
trains and rail transit.
- Working Bikes Cooperative
Recovers landfill-bound bicycles and accepts donated bikes in any
condition, repairs them to working condition, and sells them to
Chicagoans (Illinois, USA) at a low cost in order to fund shipments of
bicycles and bike parts to developing countries. Since 2001, Working
Bikes Cooperative has shipped thousands of bikes to Africa, Central
America and the Caribbean and gifted hundreds of bikes locally to
Chicago individuals and groups.
- International Bicycle Fund
A non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization based in Seattle. IBF's objective
is to create a sustainable, people-friendly environment by creating
opportunities of the highest practicable quality for bicycle
transportation. The web site provides comprehensive information on
everything from grassroots advocacy to urban
Read my own testimonial about commuting by bicycle.
How to Go Car-less/Car-free in the USA
(or, at least, use a car less)
Why is mass transit so pathetic in the USA? Read this Wikipedia page on the
American streetcar scandal, also known as the General Motors streetcar
conspiracy and the National City Lines conspiracy. I wish this was taught in
This information posted by J. Cravens. The personal opinions expressed
on this page are solely the opinion of Ms. Cravens, unless otherwise
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