Advocating Locally for a Better Transportation Network. Amy Johnson Executive Director Palmetto Cycling Coalition. Who Am I?. Born in Augusta, GA Experience in private & public sector Volunteered for BikeAthens & GeorgiaBikes ! since 2005
for a Better Transportation Network
Palmetto Cycling Coalition
Who Am I?
Born in Augusta, GA
Experience in private & public sector
Volunteered for BikeAthens & GeorgiaBikes! since 2005
Local politics & multi-jurisdictional policy, funding, public input; events, letter campaigns, community program work, organizational change
Worked for BikeAthens 2011-2012
Staff sustains an organization and its movement
Working for PCC since 2012
The 5 keysto local success:
The Long Haul.
Bike/Ped Advisory Committee.
Enhance your political capacity with a Candidate Scorecard.
Remember to Celebrate.
Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Best advocate Technical Advisory Committee
Are you having FUN?
Is your organization healthy?
Stop every now and then, and find an excuse to give your volunteers some fun time.
Every 501c3 should have regular board member turn over, including Executive Committee. Without that, your org isn’t evolving with its constituent needs.
Back to work…
Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans
Integrate all modes, and prescribe some Level of Service
Downtown Master Plans and Transportation Master Plans
A 6 year To Do list, based on 35 year Long Range Plan
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Adopt good Design Guides.
1st: 2012 AASHTO Guide to the Development of Bike Facilities
2010, ITE’s Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares, a Context Sensitive Approach
2nd: NACTO Bikeway Design Guide
3rd: NACTO Urban Street Design Guide
Don’t believe the hype. It’s all eligible.
Get new funding
Renew old funding streams.
Local General Fund: city council and yearly budgets
Executive Director, Palmetto Cycling Coalition
Current PCC Projects/Programs
Local Org Empowerment
National Bike Summit
Communities 4 Cycling
Educational Safety Campaign
Rumble Strip Policy