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International, National, State, and Regional Collaborations: Bicycling Monterey teams up with others on bike advocacy efforts

Most people realize that Bicycling Monterey provides inspiration and resources for people who bike anywhere.
Many are unaware that Bicycling Monterey also collaborates with others on many regional, state, national, and international bike education and advocacy efforts. Below are a few examples.

INTERNATIONAL

People who bike in other nations visit this website too, in addition to the many international visitors to Monterey County who appreciate Bicycling Monterey (e.g., visitors from Australia, China, France, Germany, Holland, and Italy).
Bicycling Monterey resources used outside the U.S. include the Spanish resources compilation first created in 2010, http://bit.ly/espanolBICI.
Bicycling Monterey was one of four invited presenters for an international webinar on multilingual and multicultural biking resources.
Impacting all nations is climate change, and bicycling is part of the mix in addressing the climate changes. Bicycling Monterey emphasizes reducing carbon emissions and and other environmental benefits of biking. As part of that effort, Bicycling Monterey has partnered with organizations such as People’s Climate Movement.

NATIONWIDE (USA)

Bicycling Monterey collaborates with others nationwide to share in education and advocacy efforts, including participating in Safe Routes to School and other webinars, mutual aid calls, Tweet-ups, and more.
Bicycling Monterey’s founder was selected by the Alliance for Biking and Walking as a national finalist for the Susie Stephens Joyful Enthusiasm Award. At the request of the League of American Bicyclists, Bicycling Monterey is featured on the League site.

STATEWIDE (CA)

Bicycling Monterey is among local allies of the California Bicycle Coalition, which celebrates this work (click here, then scroll to “People – Excellence Award”). Bicycling Monterey helps get the word out about issues affecting people who bike anywhere in California, from bicycling-related legislation to the California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan to tips on using trains, buses, and other bike-and-ride options, and more.
Bicycling Monterey also highlights other areas of the state in the bicycle maps section.

MONTEREY BAY REGION

As of the start of 2019, there is not yet an official bicycling coalition or alliance for Monterey County, or for the Monterey Bay Tri-County Region (San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey counties).
Bicycling Monterey helps fill in that gap, including by highlighting San Benito and Santa Cruz County resources. For example, see posts focusing on San Benito and Santa Cruz.
Bicycling Monterey compiled a 33-section directory of Monterey County bike community leaders and resources, in addition to the biking Monterey County being the focus of the majority of the 660+ posts and pages of this site.

 

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