From Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill to Bunker Hill

It’s that time of year again where the UA crew starts to roll up their sleeves. Not just because it’s almost spring and we’re ready to get our hands dirty, either. The League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit is this week and Chief Wheel Officer, Andrew is down in Washington D.C. looking to make bicycling better for Boston, Massachusetts, and all of the USA.

It’s time for everyone to do their part to let policy makers know how important funding for alternative transportation is. Our good friends over at MassBike have put together an excellent guide of who to call or write to and what to say. Take a look at the information for today’s Virtual Lobby Day here. Even if you run out of time to today, get in touch with them when you can to make sure your voice is heard on the state and national level.

One of our tour guides sent us this photo from vacation in California:

How great would it be to see signage like that all over the country? We can bring change, and there are many organizations in the Boston area that are working for improvements.

We’d like to congratulate Jackie Douglas of LivableStreets Alliance on being awarded “Advocate of the Year” from the Alliance for Biking & Walking. It’s a real honor and we’re happy to partner with LivableStreets to support their great work. Here’s to even more improvements in Boston and beyond in 2011!

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