Alison joins the League of American Bicyclists Board of Directors
Since 1880, The League of American Bicyclists has helped to spur significant successes toward building bicycle-friendly communities across the United States. But there still is work to be done. I am proud to announce that I have been elected to the Leagueâ€™s board of directors, where I will serve a 3-year term. As a board member, I will work to encourage current efforts and forge new partnerships to help build stronger, healthier and more bicycle-friendly communities for the next hundred years.
In March I will be making my annual migration to Washington, DC to represent the Community Cycling Center at the National Bike Summit. While I am there I will seek out other community-based organizations doing similar work to cultivate our connections and our role in advocating for healthier communities with safer bicycling. I am also honored to participate in the Leagueâ€™s board of directors meeting, which will be taking place at the summit.
As Executive Director of the Community Cycling Center, I have seen how bicycles can bring people from different backgrounds together to share common experiences and build a healthier future. Now, more than ever, we need these opportunities, both at the individual and community levels. But we have a lot of work to do to win broader support. As a movement we need to be more inclusive, more equitable, and more culturally competent in order to be relevant and accessible to a wider range of people and perspectives. I am very excited to bring this perspective to the Leagueâ€™s board, so that we can work together toward a safe and healthy world for all.