We at BikeLife want to send an enthusiastic congratulations to the Living Streets Alliance of Tucson, AZ for being named the Advocacy Organization of the Year! We have worked with the LSA in the past in publishing BikeLife, as well as to help them promote some of the many wonderful things they do to help make Tucson’s streets more welcoming to riders and pedestrians of all kinds. We are very happy to see some of their hard work being recognized at a national level. The award was given by the Alliance for Biking & Walking. You can read the full release here:
Advocacy Organization of the Year
This award goes to a bicycling and/or walking advocacy organization who, in the past year, made significant progress. Their leaders have worked tirelessly together to grow and strengthen their organization and fulfill their mission. The proof of their efforts is in the growth of their capacity and programs and the victories they have achieved for biking and walking in their state/community.
The 2016 Advocacy Organization of the Year is Living Streets Alliance (Tucson).
“Every once in awhile, you meet a group of people that make magic through the work they do. Living Streets Alliance in Tucson is just that.” Many of the nominations for LSA echoed that sentiment, praising the stellar efforts of an organization that is small but mighty — and making a big difference for biking and walking access for everyone in their community. In addition to launching a massively successful Cyclovia Tucson, an Open Streets initiative, on a shoestring budget, LSA has won protected infrastructure for bicyclists and mobilized a coalition of more than 40 organizations for a bond measure to improve pedestrian safety. And that’s in addition to a wealth of creative programming: From Walktober and Bike Fest events to Neighborhood Walkability Assessments, from expanding Safe Routes to School to supporting Bike Friendly Businesses, LSA is a true model for an authentically multimodal community organization.
Once again, congratulations to the LSA!