Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Merger of three major bike advocacy groups now unlikely

Ho hum.

Some months ago there was a lot of talk of three of the major cycling advocacy groups in the United States merging to form a super-group. Now, after months of steady dialogue and face-to-face meetings, the leaders of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, Bikes Belong and League of American Bicyclists have decided not to pursue full unification at this time….

via Proposed merger of three major advocacy groups now unlikely | Bicycle Times Magazine.



Three largest bike advocacy groups will merge into one steaming ball of advocacy in Walpurgis Night ritual

The leadership of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, Bikes Belong, and the League of American Bicyclists has agreed that uniting the three organizations would dramatically improve their effectiveness in increasing bicycle use in U.S. communities. Leaders of the three groups issued a joint statement summarizing the outcome of their recent meeting in San Diego, February 13-14.

via the horse’s mouth: http://blog.bikeleague.org/blog/2012/02/new-national-plan-to-transform-bicycling/

I’m currently filing this one under hmmm….

UPDATE: Hearing that this is far from a done deal. Still filing under hmmm…



One in a thousand

…workers bike-commutes in the American South, according to the Alliance for Biking and Walking. Their 2012 Benchmarking Report based on US Census numbers.

I see that as potential. Lots of it. Just like people (people who generally haven’t thought much about the future of liquid fuels) look at China and see potential for a new dawn of the motoring dream. Bicycle-commuting only has one way to go in much of the US. It’s primarily a cultural thing.