Register for the Nov 19 Virginia Advocacy 101 Training
Want to learn how to be an effective bike advocate? Register for our Virginia Advocacy 101 training on Saturday, November 19th. What: The training, led by WABA’s advocacy team, is for Virginia folks interested in making their community more bike-friendly. We’ll explore how decisions are made in Virginia, and dive into some of the fundamental tools and approaches to influencing those decisions to make our communities more bike-friendly. When: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm Where: Westover Branch Library 1644 N McKinley Rd Arlington, VA Why: You have an idea that will make it easier and safer to bike in your community and want to learn how to make it happen. Whether it’s restriping a bike lane or trimming a bush to improve sight lines; getting a new protected bike lane, lighting a dark stretch of trail, improving an intersection or changing a city policy, coming up with great ideas to improve biking in your community is usually not the challenge; Getting a solution implemented is. And that’s what effective advocacy is all about. While parts of the region have made great strides recently, we have a long way to go. That’s what we work towards every day. And while pushing for a great solution can be challenging, anyone can be an effective bicycle advocate— and a little training can help a lot.