National Bike Summit Program
Ten years ago, the first National Bike Summit brought just over 100 advocates and industry leaders to Washington, D.C. – this year we need to be closer to 1,000 participants to make a strong impact. Join us and speak up for bicycling; discover how your voice can truly be heard. Help the League of American Bicyclists celebrate 10 years of progress, and help us propel into a new decade of the bicycle!
Nationa l bik e sum mit 2010 M a rch 9-11, 2010 Building on 10 Years Pr e se n t e d by: of Progr ess Sp ons or e d by: 2 Schedule At-a-Glance 3 Daily Schedule Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 4 4 4 10 10 Effective Advocacy 101 11 Issue Papers Whatâ€™s Happening with the Transportation Bill and FAQs Active Community Transportation Act of 2010 The Complete Streets Act of 2009 The Safe Routes to School Program Reauthorization Act Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act Land and Water Reauthorization and Funding Act The Congressional Bike Caucus 13 13 14 16 18 20 21 22 Conference Logistics Ronald Reagan Building Floor Plan Map of Area 23 23 24 Special Thanks 25 STAFF Harry Brull John Siemiatkoski Meghan Cahill Gary Brustin Eric Swanson Andy Clarke Amanda Eichstaedt Gail Spann Alison Dewey Bill Hoffman Hans Van Naerssen Mike Nix Tim Young Jeffrey Lynne Phyllis Harmon Region 5 At Large Region 6 Region 2 At Large Region 3 Rob Sadowsky Region 4 Region 1 At Large At Large At Large At Large Director Emeritus Director of Communications President Program Specialist, Bicycle Friendly Communities Walter Finch Director of Advocacy Darren Flusche Policy Analyst Lorna Green Director of Operations Elizabeth Kiker Vice President Bill Nesper Director, Bicycle Friendly America Program Jeff Peel Program Specialist, Bicycle Friendly Communities Lisa Reitz Membership and Events Sharon Thorne Administrative Assistant Preston Tyree Education Director N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Table of Contents Welcome Letter 1 Welcome Dear Summit Attendee: Welcome to the tenth National Bike Summit! On behalf of the board, staff, and members of the League of American Bicyclists, we thank you for helping us celebrate this milestone. We realize it is a big commitment for each of you to dedicate your time and resources to attend each year, and we want you to know we truly appreciate it. It is hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the first Summit in 2001, when a small group of advocates and industry representatives came together to brainstorm on how the bicycle movement could become more relevant at the national level. Those early visionaries found the vehicle and the format to energize bicycle advocates from around the country. Although our mission in 2010, may look similar to that first Summit, we have actually made significant progress in ensuring that bicycling is included in national policy initiatives such as: transportation, climate, health, livability, sustainability and natural resources. We have also seen a dramatic increase in the amount of Federal funds going to bicycling and pedestrian projects â€“ up from $296 million in 2000 to more than $1.1 billion in 2009. Also consistent with the first Summit in 2001 is the fact that the Bikes Belong Coalition is the Summitâ€™s lead sponsor, and we are deeply grateful for their decade of support. We have also been very fortunate to welcome new sponsors each year, and we want to thank each of them for their part in helping us grow the Summit to what it is today â€“ we really could not deliver the event without such support! We should also note that we have a strong contingent of dealers in attendance again this year due to our growing partnerships with the National Bicycle Dealers Association and Trek, and we welcome a strong contingent of mountain bike advocates, courtesy of our colleagues at IMBA. Together our movement is strong, and this event is unique in bringing together so many diverse elements: industry leaders and advocates, on- and off-road riders, national and local organizations. Together, we are one powerful voice. N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 Welcome to the 2010 National Bike Summit! 2 Amanda Eichstaedt Chair, League of American Bicyclists Andy Clarke President, League of American Bicyclists TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010 IMBA-Public Lands Workshop Registration League of American Bicyclists Annual Meeting First Timers Orientation Welcome & Opening Reception International Gateway Atrium Hall Foyer Upstairs Meridian D&E Hemisphere A Atrium Hall WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010 6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Opening General Session BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Jump Start Your State and Local Advocacy Efforts Investing In Our Future – Will 2010 Be Our Year Energy, Global Security and Sustainability Best Practices in Youth Cycling Programs – IMBA Track Broadening the Movement in Underserved Communities Progressive Cities – When We Build, Will They Come? Break BREAKOUT SESSIONS Promoting Livable Communities - Can we Remake America’s Communities? Mobilizing for a Healthier Transportation System Taking Public Transportation to the Next Level and How Bicycling Can Boost Public Transit Entrepreneurial IMBA-Growing Mountain Bike Participation Traffic Justice – Don’t be Driven to Distraction Maximizing the Role of Bicycle Retailers in Local Advocacy Keynote Luncheon BREAKOUT SESSIONS Strengthening Safe Routes to School in the Next Transportation Bill The Madison Story – Platinum and Beyond: How Do We Replicate it Nationwide Complete Streets – Building on Momentum at the Local, State and National Level Cycle Tracks to Pump Tracks – The Transportation-Recreation Connection Dollars, Partnerships, and New Riders - How Tourism can Play a Role Social Marketing – Real Potential for Advocacy Break Town Hall Meeting State Delegation Coordination IMBA Delegates Final Wrap Up IMBA Delegates Dinner Amphitheater Foyer Amphitheater Hemisphere A Hemisphere B Oceanic A&B Continental C Meridian C Meridian D&E Hemisphere A Hemisphere B Oceanic A&B Continental C Meridian C Meridian D&E Atrium Hall Hemisphere A Hemisphere B Oceanic A&B Continental C Meridian C Meridian D& E Amphitheater Amphitheater Meridian D&E Invite Only Rayburn House Office Building Room B339-340 Capitol Hill General Board of Church and Society 100 Maryland Ave. NE Washington, D.C. 20002 Oceanic A& B ITC/Ronald Reagan Building Room G50 FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Congressional Bike Ride Garfield Circle, Capitol Hill N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Capitol Hill Rally and Continental Breakfast 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Meetings with Members of Congress 9 a.m. - 5p.m. National Bike Summit Lobby Day Headquarters 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Creating Bicycle-friendly Government Workplaces 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Congressional Reception - Senate Dirksen Office Building Schedule-At-a-Glance 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 3 Daily Schedule TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010 BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Jump Start Your State and Local Advocacy IMBA - Public Lands Workshop International Gateway Thanks to the generous support of SRAM, Planet Bike, Bikes Belong and Cannondale, grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations can access the resources to develop, transform and provide innovative strategies to build active transportation infrastructure in their communities. This panel will highlight the Advocacy Advance Grants program. Moderator: Chanda Causer, Grants Manager, Alliance for Biking and Walking Panelists: Randy Neufeld, Director, SRAM Cycling Fund Shannon Tracey, Outreach Chair, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland Jessie Singer, Traffic Safety Campaign Manager, Transportation Alternatives Registration Atrium Hall Foyer 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. League of American Bicyclists Annual Meeting Meridian D&E 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Hemisphere A Welcome: Andy Clarke, President, League of American Bicyclists Speakers: Stephanie Vance, Advocacy Associates Jenn Dice, Government Affairs Director, International Mountain Bicycling Association Gary Sjoquist, Advocacy Director, Bikes Belong Coalition 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Welcome and Opening Reception Atrium Hall WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010 6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Amphitheater Foyer 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening General Session – The Next Decade Amphitheater Welcome: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 Hemisphere A 4: 00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. First Timers Orientation 4 Speakers: Administrator Peter Rogoff, Federal Transit Administration Governor Jack Markell, (D-DE) Investing In Our Future – Will 2010 Be Our Year? Hemisphere B Will 2010 finally be the year that Congress adopts a bold new vision for transportation policy? Will Congress incorporate programs to provide concentrated active community transportation investments to cities to encourage a mode shift to humanpowered forms of transportation across America? This panel will provide an overview of these issues and what prospects are for their passage into the next transportation bill. Moderator: Keith Laughlin, President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Panelists: Tyler Frisbee, Staff Assistant, Representative Blumenauer (D-OR) Caron Whitaker, Campaign Director, America Bikes Coalition Jeff Miller, President/CEO, Alliance for Walking and Biking Best Practices in Youth Cycling Programs – IMBA Track Continental C This session offers practical advice on building programs to encourage youth cycling and create lifelong enthusiasts. The presentation includes junior cycling initiatives and stages for youth cycling development, including how to imbed a high school mountain bike race team into your local school system, programs that allow fifth-graders to study mountain biking during the school week and ways to get inner-city grade school kids to build their self-esteem though the powers of nature and trails. Moderator: Mike Eubank, Valmont Bike Park, Boulder, Colo. Panelists: Dave Secunda, Program Director, Avid 4 Adventure, Boulder, Colo. Gary Boulanger, Board President, National Interscholastic Cycling Association Julie Childers, Executive Director, Trips For Kids, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Energy, Global Security and Sustainability Oceanic A&B Congress is debating climate change legislation while world leaders discussed a framework for a comprehensive, ambitious and fair international climate change deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Denmark. More than 640 higher education leaders have signed onto the bold and important goals of American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. This panel will highlight the transformative work that is leading our society towards a sustainable future. Moderator: Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, National Resource Defense Council Panelists: Ed Fendley, Director for Climate and Environment, National Security Council Kate Rube, Federal Policy Director, Smart Growth America Don Ryan, Vice President for Policy, Second Nature, Inc. Daily Schedule Broadening the Movement in Underserved Communities Meridian C The bike advocacy movement has long recognized the limitations of our lack of diversity in terms of engaging underserved communities in the activity of biking and in bike advocacy. This panel brings together those who have been studying the barriers to participation and those that have run successful outreach programs to engage all communities, regardless of socio- N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 5 Daily Schedule economic conditions. Formal research will be presented and lessons learned will be shared about what works and what doesn’t and to connect with others interested in this topic. Jay Ferm, Advocacy Coordinator, Planet Bike Panelists: Alison Hill-Graves, Director of Community and Programs, Community Cycling Allison Mannos, Urban Programs Coordinator, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Anthony Taylor, Founding Member, Major Taylor Cycling, Minn. Center, Portland, Ore. Progressive Cities – When We Build it, Will They Come? Meridian D&E Possibly, the most important variable to realizing the potential of the bicycle in creating a bicycle-friendly transportation system is building a culture of bicycling within mainstream America. Incorporating bicycle infrastructure in transportation planning is proven to increase bike ridership and safety, and many major cities in the U.S. are currently expanding their bicycling infrastructure. “When We Build It, Will They Come?” will highlight how to successfully create bicycle-friendly transportation systems. Zach Vanderkooy, Project Coordinator Innovative Design Initiative, Bikes Belong Panelists: Tim Papandreou, Assistant Deputy Director, San Francisco Municipal Transporta- Jon Orcutt, Senior Policy Advisor, New York City Department of Transportation Tom Miller, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Sam Adams, Portland, Ore. tion Agency 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break Amphitheater Lobby N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 Promoting Livable Communities - Can We Remake America’s Communities Moderator: Moderator: 6 BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hemisphere A Last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new interagency partnership to work together to ensure that the nation’s housing and transportation goals are met while simultaneously protecting the environment, promoting equitable development, and helping to address the challenges of climate change. The panel will discuss how this partnership will identify and enhance the unique characteristics of all communities by investing in healthy, safe active transportation for all neighborhoods - rural, urban or suburban. Moderator: Brewster Thackeray, Senior Advisor for Livable Communities, AARP Panelists: Kelley Greenman, Environmental Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Transportation Tim Torma, Smart Growth Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mobilizing for a Healthier Transportation System Hemisphere B We are at the intersection of public health and transportation. As Congress continues to debate transportation reauthorization, the opportunity exists to change the blueprint for transportation policy and to set priorities that will create a balanced and equitable transportation system that will promote healthy transportation. This panel will focus on the topics of accessibility, safety regulation and the link between transportation choices and physical health. Moderator: Katie Drennan, Legislative Associate, Transportation for America Panelists: Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association Ken Rose, Associate Director of Policy, NCEH/ATSDR, CDC Mark Fenton, host of the PBS television series America’s Walking tain bike sales, bring out the fun side of advocacy, and lobby your community and congress for better mountain biking. How Bicycling Can Boost Public Transit Oceanic A&B The principles of livable communities have been gaining ground in the public transportation industry. How a community is designed, including the layout of transit systems and their relationship to walkways and bikeways, has a huge impact on its residents. The time is now to make the shift from project by project planning to regional transit network planning that addresses the challenges of bicycle and pedestrian access to transit and provides real mode choice. This panel will highlight how to increase transit ridership by providing riders with greater opportunities to reach their final destinations. Moderator: Panelists: Meridian C The severity of the distracted driving problem gained national attention in the fall of 2009 when the U.S Transportation Secretary hosted a major conference and the U.S. Senate introduced two federal laws addressing the issue. Equally as important, state legislatures across the country are considering distracted driving, cell phone and texting bans. Distracted driving campaigns are an opportunity for bicycling and walking advocates to work with a diverse, and sometimes surprising, coalition of groups fighting for safety. This panel will provide an overview of the issue and discuss what is being done at the federal and state levels to stop distracted driving. Rich Weaver, Program Manager, American Public Transportation Association Panelists: Matthew Welbes, Executive Director, Federal Transit Administration Kenneth Tippette, Bicycle Program Manager, Charlotte Department of Transportation Cynthia Hoyle, Transportation Planner, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Entrepreneurial IMBA – Growing Mountain Bike Participation Continental C IMBA is growing and we want to help your organization grow too! Learn to lobby to build new trails, get more people riding and how to energize your trails community. This interactive workshop will send you home with specific ideas on how IMBA’s robust network and new programs can help you grow moun- IMBA Regional Directors Traffic Justice – Don’t Be Driven to Distraction Moderator: Jenn Dice, Government Affairs Director, International Mountain Bicycling Association Daily Schedule Taking Public Transportation to the Next Level – Moderator: Darren Flusche, Policy Analyst, League of American Bicyclists Panelists: Lina Hoffman, Safety Coordinator - Drive With Care, Active Transportation Alliance Justin McNaull, Director of State Relations, American Automobile Association Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development, Major David Salmon, Director of Traffic Services, New York State Police National Highway Traffic Safety Administration N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 7 Daily Schedule Maximizing the Role of Bicycle Retailers in Local Advocacy Meridian D&E Bicycle retailers represent a powerful voice for cycling in their communities and on a national level because of their passion and importance as small business people. There are many opportunities for retailers to promote cycling and its many benefits to their local communities. Advocacy can contribute to business success! This panel will highlight how retailers can get involved. Moderator: Gary Sjoquist, Advocacy Director, Bikes Belong Coalition Panelists: Mike Hamannwright, Founder and President, Revolution Cycles Angela Fox, President/CEO, Crystal City Business Improvement District, Washington Jeremy Doak, Marketing Manager, Accor Services Leslie Luciano, Advocacy Director, Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin D.C. Metropolitan Area 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon Atrium Hall Introduction: Jenn Dice, Government Affairs Director, International Mountain Bicycling Association Deb Hubsmith, Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Panelists: Lauren Marchetti, Director, National Center for Safe Routes to School Margo Pedroso, Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Kassian O’Keefe, Student, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, Washington, D.C. Leland O’Keefe, Student, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, Washington, D.C. The Madison Story – Platinum and Beyond: How Do We Replicate it Nationwide? Hemisphere B In 2008, Madison hosted the Mayors Innovation Project Meeting, which focused in part on sustainable transportation. Mayors from across the country came to learn from their counterparts on how to incorporate bicycling into their transportation networks. In 2006, Outside magazine recognized Madison as the best road biking town in America; Bicycling magazine rated Madison the number one city for cycling; and the League of American Bicyclists designated Madison as a Gold Bicycle Friendly Community. This panel will share lessons learned that can translate nationally. Moderator: Krista Rettig, Brand Manager, Trek Bicycles Panelists: The Honorable Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director, National Park Service (Invited) BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Complete Streets – Building on the Momentum at Strengthening Safe Routes to School in the Next Transportation Bill Hemisphere A The Safe Routes to School program is up for reauthorization for the first time in the next transportation bill, and it is an opportune time for advocates to push for increased funding and provisions to expand and strengthen the program. In this panel session, learn more about the current legislative status of Safe Routes to School plus the latest data and information you can use to advocate for the program. In addition, local students will share their experiences with Safe Routes to School. N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 Featured Speaker: 8 Moderator: Kevin Hardman, Executive Director, Bicycle Federation Wisconsin Chris Fortune, President, Saris Cycling Group, Madison, Wis. Dave Cieslewicz, Mayor of Madison, Wis. the Local, State and National Level Oceanic A&B In 2009, the National Complete Streets Coalition celebrated the adoption of the 100th jurisdiction to have adopted a Complete Streets policy! Lessons learned from past and current campaigns to adopt complete streets policies and best practices on policy language will be shared. The panel will update participants on the status of the Complete Streets Act of 2009, the transportation authorization, and efforts by the USDOT to advance complete streets and link it to current initiatives on safety and livability. Panelists: Barbara McCann, Executive Director, National Complete Streets Coalition Panelists: Jim Hasenauer, Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association, Los Angeles, Calif. Vivian Neill, Bike Walk Mississippi Alison Hill-Graves, Director of Community and Programs, Community Cycling Michael Huber, Center for Prevention, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Jackie Schmitz, Legislative Assistant, House Committee on Transportation and Susan Binder, Senior Policy Advisor, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Dollars, Partnerships, and New Riders - April Marchese, Director, Office of Natural and Human Environment, Federal Chris Morfas, Legislative Liaison, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management Tourism, both rural and urban, is one of the largest industries in many states, cities and regions. Bicycle Friendly Communities are not only great places to live, but also have the potential to become tourism friendly communities as well. This panel will give you some ideas on how cycling advocates and bicycle dealers can partner with regional tourism authorities to play an active role in their vision for the destination and to increase and improve ridership, infrastructure and travel dollars for their communities. Infrastructure District Cycle Tracks to Pump Tracks — The Transportation - Recreation Connection Continental C If a bicycle is a bicycle, why don’t bike lanes connect parks with trails? Learn how to build a more complete cycling coalition in your community by better integrating facilities, programs and funding sources to get people, especially kids, onto bikes. Panelists from successful communities will discuss their innovative solutions to bridging the gap between bicycle recreation and transportation facilities. Moderator: How Tourism Can Play a Role Works (invited) Highway Administration Center, Portland, Ore. Meridian C Daily Schedule Moderator: Moderator: Todd Copley, President, Summit Travel Consulting Panelists: Lauren Hefferon, President/CEO, Ciclismo Classico Jim Sayer, Executive Director, Adventure Cycling Kristin Dahl, Sustainable Tourism Development Manager, Travel Oregon Jill Van Winkle, Trail Specialist, IMBA Trail Solutions N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 9 Daily Schedule Social Marketing – Real Potential for Advocacy Meridian D& E According to a survey conducted by the nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) in 2009, social media is here to stay and has become an integral part of nonprofits’ online strategies. Social network platforms can increase an organizations ability to promote or deliver their programs and missions. The social marketing wave is in its infancy but looks to become the core focus and hub for all marketing, fundraising and awareness efforts in the near future. This panel will share insights on how to make social marketing more mainstream in your advocacy efforts. Moderator: Paul Miser, Consultant, Emerging social media strategies Panelists: Jonathan Maus, Publisher/Editor-in-chief, BikePortland.org Bryan Goebel, Streetsblog, San Francisco. Sarah Stuart, Campaign Director, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Creating Bicycle-Friendly Government Workplaces Oceanic A& B – International Trade Center – Ronald Reagan Building This alternative session is for those unable to lobby on Capitol Hill. A meeting of the recently revitalized Interagency Task Force on Bicycling and Active Transportation will discuss a new report on best practices for increasing bicycling at federal workplaces. Speakers from several agencies will share experiences in building their bike programs. Following this, we will pilot a Bicycle Friendly Business Training Workshop focused on ways federal, state, and local governments can best promote bicycling in their workplaces. Attendees will learn how to implement a plan to build a bicyclist-friendly workplace. Experts will share policies, programs and infrastructure projects that have made an impact in businesses across the country. Participants are encouraged to join us for the Congressional Reception on Capitol Hill. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Congressional Reception Senate Dirksen Office Building – Room G50 Meet and greet lawmakers and their staffs as we close the conference with a Capitol Hill reception that provides one more chance to talk and network in a relaxed setting. Amphitheater Lobby 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Town Hall Meeting – Active Transportation in the Next Transportation Authorization Amphitheater 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. State Delegation Coordination Amphitheater 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. IMBA Delegates Final Wrap Up Meridian D&E 7:30 pm IMBA Delegates Dinner – Invite Only THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010 N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. 10 Capitol Hill Rally and Continental Breakfast Rayburn House Office Building Room B339-340 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Meetings with Members of Congress House and Senate Office Buildings - Capitol Hill 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. National Bike Summit Lobby Day Headquarters General Board of Church and Society 100 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Congressional Bike Ride Garfield Circle, Capitol Hill Meeting in person with elected officials and/or legislative staff is the most effective means of political advocacy. Congressional meetings have been set up for you by your State contact(s) and by Advocacy Associates. Below are important suggestions to ensure that your Hill visit is successful and effective. STEP ONE: figuring out what you want Prepare carefully and thoroughly for your meeting. Take the time before your meetings to get to know your legislator(s) by reviewing their Web site to learn more about issues that may be of importance to them, as well as find out what committees they are on and/or leadership positions they may hold. Work with state coordinators and other state delegates to develop a meeting agenda that participants can clearly understand. Also as part of your preparation, please take a few minutes to review the bills you will be asking your members to co-sponsor and see if your member has already cosponsored; and if so, simply thank them for co-sponsoring and put your focus on other bills that they have not cosponsored. Know what you are there to ASK of your legislator and be prepared to make your case. Your goal is to force someone in the office to think about you and your issues for longer than five minutes – making the ASK helps you achieve that goal. The following sites can be useful in helping you look up your member(s), reviewing co-sponsorship information and other details on bills you will be asking your members to co-sponsor: http://capwiz.com/lab/home www.congress.gov www.senate.gov www.house.gov The 2010 National Bike Summit Legislative Asks: 1. Active Community Transportation Act of 2010 2. Complete Streets Act of 2009 3. Safe Routes to School Program 4. Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act 5. Land and Water Reauthorization and Funding Act 6. Congressional Bike Caucus Effective Advocacy Effective Advocacy STEP TWO: WHOM SHOULD YOU ASK? Meetings have been set up for you with your respective members, so be sure to identify yourself as a constituent at the outset of the meeting. You should also be aware that many of the meetings will only be with staff. Many grassroots advocates underestimate the important role of legislative staff. A supportive staff person can often make the difference between success and failure. Staffers play an invaluable role in shaping a legislator’s agenda and position on issues. It is important that you make every effort to cultivate a positive working relationship with staff. Over time, staff may even come to regard you as a helpful resource for information on your issue. N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 If you do meet with a staffer, most likely it will be with the Legislative Assistant (LA) who handles transportation and/or natural resources and the environment. Remember that you are the expert and that most staff handle multiple policy issues and may not be familiar with all the details about our issues. Fortunately, you’re there to help them out on bicycling. 11 Effective Advocacy STEP THREE: DELIVERING YOUR MESSAGE STEP FOUR: FOLLOWING UP Stay on message, stick to the issue(s), state only a few key points in support of your position and make a definite request for action. Many meetings are ineffective because a participant brings up other issues or strays from the key arguments supporting your position. Have a message and stick to it. Your effectiveness is based on geography. Legislators want to hear your thoughts and opinions because you are a constituent. One of your most useful strategies is to relate the issue and your position to your community. Legislators have many other avenues to get national or state analysis, reports and statistics. Excellent local success stories and examples are critical in making the case for the National Bike Summit asks. So if it is relevant to the ASK - Do not be afraid to humanize the issue by relating it to your local community or personal experience. If you participated in the pre-summit webinars, you will have done your homework ahead of time to see if there are any personal stories you can share that relate to the 2010 Legislative priorities. Following up after a meeting is almost as important as the meeting itself. Send a thank you letter after the meeting that expresses appreciation and reinforces your message and any verbal commitment of support made by the legislator or staff is key. Not many people take this simple step – you’ll stand out positively if you do so! We know you may have local issues you want to discuss with your senator or representative – we encourage you to ask for a meeting back in your home district to address these. There is considerable power in having a simple, unified and consistent voice when we are up on Capitol Hill representing the bicycle movement; covering the key national Summit asks is the priority for this one day. N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 Prior to the meeting, give some thought as to whom in the delegation might be best suited to make the request based upon what you know about the member or staffer. For instance, there may be someone in your group that has a good relationship with the member or staff you are meeting with. Additionally, a business person may be better suited to speak to a more conservative member, while an activist might be better suited to lead if the meeting is with a more progressive member. 12 Do not forget why you are there. It is appropriate and expected that you will make a request at your meeting. The key is to make sure that your request is clearly articulated and actionable by the legislator. It is always best to make a direct and specific request that is tied to pending legislative activity (if possible). For example when you ask that a legislator co-sponsor a bill, make reference to bill numbers and be knowledgeable about the status of the bill. Making a specific request gives you the opportunity to evaluate the legislator’s response. Finally, thank the member and/or staffer for taking the time to meet with you and your delegation to discuss our legislative priorities for the 2010 legislative session. If you promise during the meeting to get back in touch with additional information, be sure that you do so. Failure to follow up on your promise will call your credibility into question. Follow-up is important even if the legislator does not agree to support your request because you are building a long-term relationship. Also, don’t forget to report the results of your meeting back to League staff. This information is vital to coordinating overall legislative strategy and evaluating the impact of advocacy efforts. One person in each meeting should be assigned to take notes and report back. Please go to www.bikeleague.org and fill out the online Congressional feedback form as soon as possible after your meeting while the information is fresh in your mind. What’s the Current Status of the Transportation Bill? The 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act – a Legacy for Users (SAFETEALU) expired on September 30, 2009. Since then, Congress has passed a series of short extensions to continue the programs at FY2009 funding levels. The most recent extension lasts through December 31, 2010. Didn’t Chairman Oberstar Introduce a new bill last year? Yes, he did. Chairman Oberstar worked with Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Republican leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to draft a new authorization bill last spring. Absent an agreed new revenue stream, the Surface Transportation Authorization Act (STAA) has no dollar amounts and has not been formally introduced or voted on. There is no draft Senate bill – although a “vote this year” on the transportation bill has been promised by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Issue Papers What’s Happening with the Transportation Bill… …and other frequently asked questions How Does the Bill Address Our Issues? The STAA includes much of the America Bikes agenda: it preserves the existing core funding programs, requires “adequate accommodation” for bicycling and walking in all federally-funded projects, establishes performance measures for cyclists’ safety, and creates a new “office of livability” that would help expedite bicycling and walking projects and improve data collection and research. So How Do the Summit Asks Relate to the STAA? The Complete Streets and Safe Routes bills fine tune the STAA language by requiring a specific complete streets policy in each state and extending eligibility for Safe Routes funds to High schools. The bills also provide language that can be used in a Senate bill. The Active Community Transportation Act fills in the missing piece of the America Bikes agenda – dedicated funding for focused investment in completing active transportation networks. Tell Me Why the ACT Act is a Federal Priority The reality is that most trips that people make every day are local: 40 percent are two miles or less, and 90 percent of them are made by car. This dramatically affects our ability to meet national health, congestion, air quality, energy efficiency, climate change and sustainability goals. One main reason bike and walk use is so low is the singular focus of Federal transportation investment on highways that don’t accommodate bicyclists or pedestrians. By contrast, a city like Portland has seen a tremendous return on their investment in better cycling conditions: a fifteen-year investment of $57 million in a 300-mile network has resulted in a 190 percent increase in bicycle traffic since 2000. If the 18,000 cyclists a day crossing the Willamette River bridges in downtown Portland were to go by car instead, a new bridge – using federal money – would have to be built at a cost of $300 million. What About the Urban Parks Piece? N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 The Transportation bill doesn’t address funding for parks and recreation. The LWCF and Urban Parks funding bills would ensure an increased, reliable source of funding that can be used for trails beyond the highway system, as well as facilities linking parks to public housing and schools. Together, the result should mean you really can ride to the ride. 13 Issue Papers Active Community Transportation Act of 2010 H.R. 4722 Issue Half of all trips in the United States are three miles or less, and in our cities 30 percent of all trips are just one mile or less – yet the vast majority of even these very short trips are made by car. Shifting more of these to biking and walking could dramatically, and economically, reduce congestion, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and our dependence on foreign oil and improve physical activity, safety and livability. Current Co-Sponsors Bill Number H.R. 4722 illinois: Daniel Lipinski (D) Missouri: Russ Carnahan(D) Massachusetts: Michael Capuano (D) Tennessee: Unfortunately, most people are unwilling to bike or walk because they don’t feel it is safe or convenient to do so. While we have improved the bicycle-friendliness and walkability of many communities, there are too many disconnected and incomplete networks of streets and highways to effectively accommodate active transportation modes. Key Facts and Figures • Bicycling and walking make up 12 percent of all trips, up 25 percent since 2001 – but less than 1.5 percent of Federal funds are spent on these active transportation modes. • Commuting by bicycle has increased 43 percent since 2000 – and by 69 percent in designated Bicycle Friendly Communities that have invested in infrastructure improvements. Status The current transportation bill has limited funding opportunities for concentrated investment in active community transportation that will achieve a mode shift to bicycling and walking. We ask Members of Congress to co-sponsor this bill: H.R. 4722, The Active Community Transportation Act of 2010 was introduced by Representative Earl Blumenauer and currently has 6 co-sponsors. The bill would: N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 • Provide concentrated investment for communities to complete active transportation networks through a competitive grant program administered by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. 14 • Create an Active Transportation fund within the Surface Transportation Program with $400 million a year for five years – equivalent to just 0.5 percent of the estimated funding level of the next transportation bill. • Target funds to local or regional government organizations with active transportation plans and demonstrated local support. Communities would be eligible to receive $5 million to $15 million per year for up to five years. National Bike Summit Ask Please request that your Representative co-sponsor H.R. 4722. Please thank them if they have already done so. Steve Cohen (D) California: Bob Filner (D) Virginia: Jim Moran (D) Communities that invest in bicycling have higher levels and faster growth of bicycle commuting Increase in Bicycle Commuting, 2000 - 2008 Issue Papers Investments Works Less than 0% 0% - 50% 51% - 100% Greater than 100% National Average = 43% Sources: 2008 American Community Survey, Alta Planning, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Bicycle Friendly Communities have invested in bicycling promotion and infrastructure. As a result, they have more bike commuters than other large cities. 1.6% United States 1.4% 1.2% 27 Largest Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFCs) 1.0% • Bicycling for all purposes is growing across the country. It increased 25 percent since 2001. Bicycle commuting is up 43% since 2000. • Bicycle Friendly Communities’ commuter share grew 69 percent, compared to a 23 percent increase for non-Bicycle Friendly Communities. 43 Largest Non-Bicycle Friendly Communities 0.8% 0.6% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 Federal Investments have helped cities increase bicycling levels Minneapolis, MN Milwaukee, WI 4.50% Columbus, OH 0.95% 1.25% 0.85% 1.05% 0.75% 3.50% 0.85% 0.65% 3.00% 0.55% 0.65% 2.50% 0.45% 0.45% 2.00% 1.50% 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 Annual investment*: $2.1 million Bike commuter increase, 2000 - 2008: 126% 0.25% 0.35% 2000 2005 2006 2007 Annual investment: $739,000 Bike commuter increase, 2000 - 2008: 231% 2008 0.25% 2000 2005 2006 2007 Annual investment*: $565,000 Bike commuter increase, 2000 - 2008: 164% (Sources: 2000 US Census, American Community Survey, FHWA FMIS) * Annual investment means the five year average annual amount of federal funds cities spend on bicycling and walking projects. 2008 N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 4.00% 15 Issue Papers S. 584/H.R. 1443 - The Complete Streets Act of 2009 Issue Complete Streets is a policy that ensures ALL potential road users – including bicyclists – are taken into account in the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of ALL highways. This Federal policy is necessary because most Federal transportation funding still goes to road projects that have no safe and convenient place for bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and people with disabilities to travel securely. Current Co-Sponsors Bill Number S 584 Alaska: Mark Begich (D) Delaware: Thomas Carper (D) Florida: Bill Nelson (D) Illinois: Richard Durbin (D) Iowa: An effective, enforceable and measureable complete streets policy, consistently applied to all Federal transportation projects, will ensure that our transportation system addresses the needs of the entire population. No new funding is required for this policy – in fact, it will save taxpayer dollars by avoiding the need for costly retrofits of poorly designed roads. Key Facts and Figures • Complete Streets in Boulder, Colo. have helped reduce single occupant vehicle trips by more than 10 percent, and increased bicycling, walking and transit use. • A national AARP poll found 47 percent of Americans over 50 could not cross main roads near their home safely. Almost 55 percent reported no bike lanes or paths, and 48 percent had no comfortable place to wait for the bus. • 43 percent of people with safe places to walk within 10 minutes of home met recommended activity levels; among those without safe places to walk, just 27 percent met the recommendation. Tom Harkin (D) N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 More than 100 state and local agencies have adopted complete streets policies; the Federal Highway Administration has endorsed this approach since 1999. However, Federal leadership and oversight is necessary to ensure effective implementation. 16 New York: Kirsten Gillibrand (D) Pennsylvania: Arlen Specter (D) Rhode Island: Sheldon Whitehouse (D) Vermont: Patrick Leahy (D) Bernard Sanders (I) Michigan: Carl Levin (D) Minnesota: Current Co-Sponsors Bill Number H.R. 1443 Arizona: Minnesota: Raul Grijalva (D) Tim Walz (D) Keith Ellison (D) California: Doris Matsui (D) Lynn Woolsey (D) Barbara Lee (D) Fortney Stark (D) Lois Capps (D) Adam Schiff (D) Grace Napolitano (D) Colorado: Jared Polis (D) Connecticut: Rosa DeLauro (D) District of Columbia: Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) Florida: Status Amy Klobuchar (D) F. Allen Boyd (D) Hawaii: Neil Abercrombie (D) Mazie Hirono (D) Illinois: Daniel Lipinski (D) Mike Quigley (D) Indiana: Andre Carson (D) Missouri: Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Russ Carnahan (D) Emanuel Cleaver (D) New Jersey: Rush Holt (D) Albio Sires (D) New York: Carolyn Maloney (D) North Carolina: David Price (D) Oregon: David Wu (D) Earl Blumenauer (D) Pennsylvania: Kathy Dahlkemper (D) Joe Sestak (D) Allyson Schwartz (D) Mike Doyle (D) Tim Holden (D) Rhode Island: James Langevin (D) Tennessee: Steve Cohen (D) S. 584 the Complete Streets Act of 2009 was introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and currently has 12 co-sponsors. Iowa: Bruce Braley (D) David Loebsack (D) Leonard Boswell (D) Vermont: H.R. 1443 the Complete Streets Act of 2009 was introduced by Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) and currently has 43 co-sponsors. Massachusetts: Niki Tsongas (D) James Moran (D) Rick Boucher (D 9) Michigan: Wisconsin: Mark Schauer (D) Tammy Baldwin (D) The companion bills would: • Require states and metropolitan planning organizations to adopt complete streets policies, for federally-funded projects, within two years or a portion of the states-flexible Surface Transportation funding will be directed to safety improvements. • Insure policies are flexible and cost-effective, allowing exemptions when costs are demonstrably prohibitive. National Bike Summit Ask Please ask your senator and representative to co-sponsor S. 584 or H.R. 1443. Please thank them if they have already done so. Peter Welch (D) Virginia: Integrating Safety and Livability into the Next Transportation Bill In 2009, the Complete Streets movement exceeded 100 jurisdictions across the United States that have adopted Complete Streets policies. To date, 18 states are now home to at least one Complete Streets policy and 20 have a state-level law or policy. Now is the time for Congress to lead in this effort to make our nationâ€™s communities more livable, by enacting a national Complete Streets policy. Issue Papers Complete Streets State has no community with a Complete Streets plan Statewide Complete Streets Law or DOT policy Source: National Complete Streets Coaltion, 2/18/2010 N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 State has at least one community with a Complete Streets plan, resolution, directive, ordinance, policy, order, or charter amendment 17 Issue Papers S. 1156 - The Safe Routes to School Program Reauthorization Act H.R. 4021 - The Safe Routes to High Schools Act Issue Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a proven national program to create safe, convenient and fun ways for children to walk and bike to school. In 2005, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) provided $600 million over five years to enable states and local agencies to implement construction, education and encouragement programs around schools K-8. Current Co-Sponsors Bill Number S 1156 Alaska: Michigan: Mark Begich (D) Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Arkansas: Blanche Lincoln (D) Connecticut: New York: Florida: Charles Schumer (D) Kirsten Gillibrand (D) Bill Nelson (D) Roland Burris (D) Iowa: Tom Harkin (D) Louisiana: Mary Landrieu (D) Maine: Key Facts and Figures • Fewer than 15 percent of school students walk or bike to school, down from nearly 50 percent in 1969. • SRTS projects have increased walking and bicycling by between 20 percent and 200 percent and typically show crash reductions of up to 50 percent. • Walking one mile to and from school equals two-thirds of the recommended level of physical activity per day and also improves air quality and congestion around schools. Olympia Snowe (R) Susan Collins (R) The SRTS program is part of the larger Federal transportation bill that is pending reauthorization. We ask members of Congress to co-sponsor bills that would further expand the scope and funding for the program. N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 S. 1156 the Safe Routes to School Program Reauthorization Act, was introduced by Senators Harkin (D-IA), Sanders (I-VT), Merkley (D-OR) and Collins (R-ME) and currently has 21 Co-sponsors. The bill would: 18 • Increase funding to $600 million annually (triple the FY2009 level of $183 million) and improve project delivery by reducing paperwork and unnecessary regulations • Expand eligibility to High Schools; allow funds to be used for bus stop safety and rural access programs; add a research and evaluation component H.R. 4021 the Safe Routes to High School Act, was introduced by Representative Earl Blumenauer and currently has 21 co-sponsors. The bill would: • Expand SRTS eligibility to High Schools National Bike Summit Ask Please ask your senator and representative to co-sponsor S. 1156 or H.R. 4021. Please thank them if they have already done so. North Carolina: Richard Burr (R) Oregon: Ron Wyden (D) Jeff Merkley (D) Pennsylvania: Robert Casey (D) Vermont: Patrick Leahy (D) Bernard Sanders (I) Maryland: Benjamin Cardin (D) Current Co-Sponsors Bill Number H.R. 4021 California: New York: Doris Matsui (D) Lois Capps (D) Mary Bono Mack (R) Bob Filner (D) Mike McMahon (D) Paul Tonko (D) Illinois: Status Amy Klobuchar (D) Christopher Dodd (D) Illinois: More than 70 percent of the funds have been spent in 6,500 schools around the country – impressive numbers yet only 7.5 percent of eligible schools will receive funding under the current program. The funds are in great demand but Federal and state regulations and paperwork hamper implementation. Minnesota: Janice Schakowsky (D) Louisiana: Bill Cassidy (R) North Carolina: David Price (D) Oregon: David Wu (D) Earl Blumenauer (D) Pennsylvania: John Conyers (D) Joe Sestak (D) Allyson Schwartz (D) Missouri : Vermont: Russ Carnahan (D) Peter Welch (D At-Large) New Jersey: Virginia: Rush Holt (D) Tom Perriello (D) James Moran (D) Gerry Connolly (D) Michigan: New Mexico: Harry Teague (D) Safe Routes to School Federal Program State of the States, February 2010 Issue Papers This chart can be used in Congressional meetings to discuss the amount of funds availble to a state through the federal Safe Routes to School program, and how much funding has been awarded out to local communities as of December 31, 2009. Funding Available (FY05-Q1 FY10, post-rescission) * Total awarded** ALABAMA $9,014,989 ALASKA $5,134,747 ARIZONA State ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA Percent Awarded Change in amount awarded since prior quarter $8,202,771 91% $0 $1,416,702 28% $0 $11,316,129 $3,700,000 33% $0 $5,907,871 $4,099,340 69% $0 $67,784,564 $91,141,367 134% $219,541 $0 COLORADO $8,711,098 $7,831,424 90% CONNECTICUT $6,947,958 $2,911,200 42% $0 DELAWARE $4,912,890 $2,306,588 47% $740,478 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $2,920,360 59% $105,615 $29,229,583 $44,104,561 151% ($5,364,767) GEORGIA $17,641,192 $4,982,979 28% $0 HAWAII $4,912,890 $549,133 11% $0 IDAHO $4,950,941 $4,532,834 92% $0 ILLINOIS $23,326,320 $22,039,071 94% $0 INDIANA $12,024,903 $6,930,143 58% $0 IOWA $6,081,907 $5,364,708 88% $0 KANSAS $5,985,449 $4,562,719 76% $0 KENTUCKY $7,993,641 $9,526,165 119% $0 LOUISIANA $8,939,864 $6,702,343 75% $0 MAINE $4,912,890 $4,260,000 87% $0 MARYLAND $10,740,987 $9,152,176 85% $340,256 MASSACHUSETTS $11,272,604 $2,513,484 22% $628,729 MICHIGAN $19,102,056 $13,990,389 73% $0 MINNESOTA $9,638,879 $7,517,000 78% $0 MISSISSIPPI $6,484,276 $5,986,933 92% ($259,921) MISSOURI $10,734,779 $8,994,221 84% $0 MONTANA $4,941,399 $1,270,090 26% $0 NEBRASKA $4,939,221 $4,186,603 85% $0 NEVADA $2,001,656 $1,594,971 80% $0 NEW HAMPSHIRE $4,919,891 $2,381,507 48% $0 NEW JERSEY $15,910,673 $14,345,900 90% $0 NEW MEXICO $5,047,429 $1,179,973 23% $172,711 NEW YORK $31,700,167 $27,499,133 87% $0 NORTH CAROLINA $15,629,107 $6,532,817 42% $0 $4,912,890 $3,218,492 66% $0 $20,551,472 $9,692,150 47% $900,000 $11,306 NORTH DAKOTA OHIO OKLAHOMA $7,091,834 $3,372,270 48% OREGON $6,723,719 $2,940,932 44% $0 PENNSYLVANIA $20,974,273 $18,968,368 90% $150,000 RHODE ISLAND $4,912,890 $1,868,789 38% $0 SOUTH CAROLINA $8,142,702 $5,152,000 63% $0 SOUTH DAKOTA $4,912,890 $1,417,449 29% $0 $0 TENNESSEE $11,011,361 $6,185,850 56% $44,964,941 $25,618,783 57% $0 UTAH $6,113,717 $5,301,450 87% ($967,161) VERMONT $4,912,890 $2,713,661 55% $33,000 VIRGINIA $14,002,678 $5,903,626 42% $0 WASHINGTON $11,365,332 $10,517,000 93% $0 WEST VIRGINIA $4,912,890 $4,981,987 101% $0 $188,600 TEXAS WISCONSIN WYOMING TOTAL *** $10,167,343 $7,119,379 70% $4,912,890 $4,661,053 95% $0 $594,292,552 $425,029,442 72% $30,587,387 * Provided by the Federal Highway Administration. Includes all funds available in FY05-09 and first quarter of FY10, less the September 2009 rescissions. ** From the National Center for Safe Routes to Schools Winter 2009 Status report. Includes funding for local programs and statewide spending. *** Total awarded is the sum of each stateâ€™s total awarded, except for those states that have awarded more than 100% of available funds. In these cases, the figure used is total funding available. N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 $4,912,890 FLORIDA 19 Issue Papers H.R. 3734 - Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act Issue Almost 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in urban areas, many of which are suffering from deteriorating community infrastructure, limited open spaces, poor health and chronic disease. Urban parks and recreation facilities play key roles in improving the health of our nation’s urban communities by providing convenient access to the places, spaces and opportunities that lead to increased physical activity. Mountain biking - one of the fastest growing outdoor recreation activities among youth - can be part of the solution. Natural surface trails and bike skills areas can broaden the recreational offerings in suburban and urban communities, introduce people to mountain biking, and build skills and self-esteem. Urban trails can stimulate a new generation of bicyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Key Facts and Figures • The creation of or enhanced access to, places for physical activity led to a 26 percent increase in the percentage of people exercising regularly (CDC). • For the largest 85 cities in the country with a total population of 57.2 million, the health savings from parks is an estimated $3.08 billion. • In areas where urban parks have been used as redevelopment tool, surrounding vacancy rates have dramatically dropped by as much as 40 percent. Current Co-Sponsors Bill Number S 3734 Alabama: Indiana: Oregon: Artur Davis (D) American Samoa: Eni Faleomavaega (D) Joe Donnelly (D) Earl Blumenauer (D) Iowa: Pennsylvania: Bruce Braley (D) Robert Brady (D) Chaka Fattah (D) Joe Sestak (D) Patrick Murphy (D) Allyson Schwartz (D) Arizona: Ed Pastor (D) Raul Grijalva (D) California: Barbara Lee (D) Jerry McNerney (D) Michael Honda (D) Zoe Lofgren (D) Adam Schiff (D) Henry Waxman (D) Xavier Becerra (D) Judy Chu (D) Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) Maxine Waters (D) Laura Richardson (D) Grace Napolitano (D) Linda Sanchez (D) Joe Baca (D) Colorado: There has been no dedicated federal funding to support urban parks since the last round of grants under the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act were awarded in 2001. N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 H.R. 3734, the Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act, was introduced by Representative Albio Sires and has 107 co-sponsors. The bill would: 20 • Authorize $445 million annually for development and revitalization of urban parks and community recreation infrastructure, including a range of cost effective bicycling facilities. • Require local matching funds for the Federal assistance grants National Bike Summit Ask Please ask that your representative co-sponsor H.R. 3734. Please thank them if they have already done so. John Yarmuth (D) Massachusetts: James McGovern (D) Niki Tsongas (D) Michael Capuano (D) Stephen Lynch (D) Michigan: John Conyers (D) Minnesota: Keith Ellison (D) Missouri: Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Emanuel Cleaver (D) New Hampshire: Carol Shea-Porter (D) New Jersey: Robert Andrews (D) Frank LoBiondo (R) Frank Pallone (D) Bill Pascrell (D) District of Columbia: Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) Steven Rothman (D) Donald Payne (D) Florida: Rush Holt (D) Alan Grayson (D) Albio Sires (D) Kathy Castor (D) New Mexico: Kendrick Meek (D) Ben Lujan (D) Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) New York: Ron Klein (D) Gary Ackerman (D) Alcee Hastings (D) Gregory Meeks (D) John Salazar (D) Ed Perlmutter (D) Georgia: Status Kentucky: Henry Johnson (D) John Lewis (D) Jim Marshall (D) John Barrow (D) Guam: Madeleine Bordallo (D) Hawaii : Neil Abercrombie (D) Illinois : Bobby Rush (D) Jesse Jackson (D) Daniel Lipinski (D) Luis Gutierrez (D) Mike Quigley (D) Danny Davis (D) Janice Schakowsky (D) Phil Hare (D) Joseph Crowley (D) Anthony Weiner (D) Edolphus Towns (D) Yvette Clarke (D) Nydia Velazquez (D) Mike McMahon (D) Carolyn Maloney (D) Charles Rangel (D) Jose Serrano (D) Eliot Engel (D) John Hall (D) Paul Tonko (D) Michael Arcuri (D) Dan Maffei (D) North Carolina: David Price (D) Ohio: Dennis Kucinich (D) Betty Sutton (D) Rhode Island: Patrick Kennedy (D) James Langevin (D) South Carolina: Henry Brown (R) James Clyburn (D) Tennessee: Marsha Blackburn (R) Steve Cohen (D) Texas: Al Green (D) Ruben Hinojosa (D) Silvestre Reyes (D) Sheila Jackson Lee (D) Charles Gonzalez (D) Ciro Rodriguez (D) Solomon Ortiz (D) Henry Cuellar (D) Gene Green (D) Virgin Islands: Donna Christensen (D) Virginia: Bobby Scott (D) Gerry Connolly (D) Wisconsin: Tammy Baldwin (D) Issue The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was established in 1964 by using a portion of off-shore oil and gas drilling fees to pay for conservation projects, such as land preservation and trails. Each year, $900 million is authorized for the LWCF, with half of the funds traditionally going to Federal and half to state projects. Congress has only appropriated the full amount once; in most years, funding has been less than half of the authorized limit. Current Co-Sponsors Bill Number S. 2747 Colorado: New York: Mark Udall (D) Michael Bennet (D) Charles Schumer (D) Montana : Ron Wyden (D) Max Baucus (D) Jon Tester (D) Vermont: New Mexico: Oregon: Bernard Sanders (I) Issue Papers S. 2747 - Land and Water Reauthorization and Funding Act Jeff Bingaman (D) Tom Udall (D) Full funding of LWCF at $900 million annually is necessary to enable Federal and state land management agencies to complete and fully protect national, scenic and historic trails. LWCF state assistance grants provide funding to acquire and build trails throughout our state and local parks. Keys Facts and Figures • Active outdoor recreation contributes $730 billion and 6.5 million jobs to the economy and contributes to healthy, active and sustainable communities. • More than 80 percent of the public supports using funds from oil and gas fees to help preserve our natural areas. • In 2009, the Department of Interior collected more than $5 billion from offshore energy production and only $180 million went into the LWCF. Status The President’s FY2011 budget requests $620 million for the LWCF, a welcome 30 percent increase over FY2010. However, federal and state land management agencies require, consistent and reliable funding at the $900 million level. S. 2747, the Land and Water Reauthorization and Funding Act, introduced by Senators Bingaman (D-NM) and Baucus (D-MT) and has seven co-sponsors. The bill would: • permanently dedicate $900 million annually LWCF. National Bike Summit Ask N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 Please ask your senator to co-sponsor S. 2747. Please thank them if they have already done so. 21 Issue Papers Join the Congressional Bike Caucus The Congressional Bike Caucus is a bi-partisan group with three primary objectives: promote federal policies that encourage cycling as a valid mode of transportation; improve cycling opportunities for people who commute and cycle to the Hill; and organize and lead informal recreational rides for Members and staff. Leadership for the Congressional Bike Caucus is co-chaired by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom Petri (R-WI) in the House, and Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) in the Senate. The Congressional Bike Caucus is comprised of 217 House members and 16 Senate members as of February 18, 2009. Working with the Caucus, we have the opportunity to highlight a transportation option that burns calories rather than fossil fuels, requires minimal infrastructure investments, and makes our nation healthier. The federal government can play an important role in promoting cyclingâ€™s benefits. National Bike Summit Ask Please ask your member to get involved and join the Congressional Bike Caucus, and thank them if they are already a member! N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 Congressional Bike Caucus Members are listed below: 22 Abercrombie, Neil Ackerman, Gary Aderholt, Robert Adler, John Akin, Todd Altmire, Jason Andrews, Rob Arcuri, Michael Baca, Joe Bachus, Spencer Baird, Brian Baldwin, Tammy Barrow, John Bartlett, Roscoe Berkley, Shelley Bilirakis, Gus Boccieri, John Bono, Mary Boozman, John Boswell, Leonard Boucher, Rick Braley, Bruce Burgess, Michael Butterfield, GK Calvert, Ken Capps, Lois Capuano, Mike Cardoza, Dennis Carnahan, Russ Carney, Chris Carson, Andre Castle, Michael Castor, Kathy Chandler, Ben Clarke, Yvette Clay, William Lacy Cleaver, Emmanuel Coble, Howard Cohen, Steve Connolly, Gerald Cooper, Jim Costello, Jerry Crowley, Joe Cummings, Elijah E. Dahlkemper, Kathy Davis, Danny K. Davis, Lincoln Davis, Susan Deal, Nathan DeFazio, Peter DeGette, Diana Delahunt, Bill DeLauro, Rosa Diaz-Balart, Lincoln Dicks, Norm Doggett, Lloyd Donnelly, Joe Doyle, Mike Duncan, John D-HI D-NY R-AL D-NJ R-MO D-PA D-NJ D-NY D-CA R-AL D-WA D-WI D-GA R-MD D-NV R-FL D-OH R-CA R-AR D-IA D-VA D-IA R-TX D-NC R-CA D-CA D-MA D-CA D-MO D-PA D-IN R-DE D-FL D-KY D-NY D-MO D-MO R-NC D-TN D-VA D-TN D-IL D-NY D-MD D-PA D-IL D-TN D-CA R-GA D-OR D-CO D-MA D-CT R-FL D-WA D-TX D-IN D-PA R-TN Edwards, Chet Edwards, Donna Ehlers, Vernon Ellison, Keith Ellsworth, Brad Emerson, Jo Ann Eshoo, Anna Farr, Sam Fattah, Chaka Filner, Bob Forbes, Randy Foster, Bill Franks, Trent Fudge, Marcia Giffords, Gabrielle Goodlatte, Bob Gordon, Bart Grijalva, Raul Gutierrez, Luis V. Hall, John Hall, Ralph Halvorson, Debbie Hare, Phil Harman, Jane Heinrich, Martin Herseth, Stephanie Hill, Baron Himes, Jim Hinchey, Maurice Hirono, Maizie Hodes, Paul Hoekstra, Peter Holden, Tim Holt, Rush Honda, Mike Inglis, Bob Inslee, Jay Israel, Steve J. Jackson, Jesse Jr. Jackson-Lee, Sheila Johnson, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Hank Johnson, Timothy V. Kagen, Steve Kennedy, Patrick Kildee, Dale Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. Kind, Ron Kissell, Larry Kosmas, Suzanne Lamborn, Doug Lance, Leonard Larsen, Rick Larson, John Lee, Barbara Lewis, John Lipinski, Daniel Loebsack, David Lowey, Nita D-TX D-MD R-MI D-MN D-IN R-MO D-CA D-CA D-PA D-CA R-VA D-IL R-AZ D-OH D-AZ R-VA D-TN D-AZ D-IL D-NY R-TX D-IL D-IL D-CA D-NW D-SD D-IN D-CT D-NY D-HI D-NH R-MI D-PA D-NJ D-CA R-SC D-WA D-NY D-IL D-TX D-TX D-GA R-IL D-WI D-RI D-MI D-MI D-WI D-NC D-FL R-CO R-NJ D-WA D-CT D-CA D-GA D-IL D-IA D-NY Lujan, Ben Ray Lynch, Stephen Maffei, Dan Maloney, Carolyn Manzullo, Don Marchant, Kenny Markey, Betsy Markey, Edward Marshall, Jim Matheson, Jim Matsui, Doris McCarthy, Carolyn McCaul, Michael McCollum, Betty McDermott, Jim McGovern, Jim McMahon, Mike McNerney, Jerry Meeks, Greg Michaud, Michael H. Mike McIntyre Miller, Brad Minnick, Walt Moran, James P. 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Weiner, Anthony Wexler, Robert Wilson, Joe Woolsey, Lynn Wu, David Yarmuth, John Young, Bill Paulsen, Erik D-NC D-PA D-GA D-NY D-CT D-NH D-CA R-IL R-PA R-ID D-NY D-WA R-NJ D-AR R-IN D-CA D-SC D-CA R-OK D-OH D-TN D-MS D-CA D-NY R-OH D-MD D-NY R-OR R-TN D-NY D-CA D-CA D-NY D-FL R-SC D-CA D-OR D-KY R-FL R-MN Senate Bike Caucus: Daniel Akaka Kay Bailey Hutchison Sherrod Brown Maria Cantwell Ben Cardin Susan Collins Christopher Dodd Richard Durbin Orrin Hatch Daniel Inouye John Kerry Robert Menendez Bernie Sanders Charles Schumer Olympia Snowe Ron Wyden D-HI R-TX D-OH D-WA D-MD R-ME D-CT D-IL R-UT D-H D-MA D-NJ I-VT D-NY R-ME D-OR Conference Logistics Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 23 24 N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 Conference Logistics Map of Area Jamie Miernik, Alabama Dorian Grilley, Minnesota Gene Holmerud, Arizona Karen Mogridge, Mississippi Coreen Frasier, Arkansas Brent Hugh, Missouri Tom Ezell, Arkansas Jim Sayer, Montana Stephan Vance, California Julie Harris, Nebraska Tom Ward, California Tim Rowe, Nevada Jim Haagen-Smit, California Linda Gould, New Hampshire David Hoffman, California Jim Nicholson, New Jersey Jim Brown, California Diane Albert, New Mexico Greg McPheeters, California Aja Hazelhoff, New York Deb Hubsmith, California Noah Budnick, New York Dan Grunig, Colorado Jennifer Clunie, New York MaryEllen Thibodeau, Connecticut John Gideon, Ohio Amy Wilburn, Delaware Mary Cash, Oklahoma Frank Warnock, Delaware Scott Bricker, Oregon Eric Gilliland, District of Columbia Jerry Norquist, Oregon Laura Hallam, Florida Michele Barrett, Pennsylvania David Crites, Georgia Alex Doty, Pennsylvania Justin Fanslau, Hawaii Eric Weis, Rhode Island Laura Dierenfield, Hawaii Rachael Kefalos, South Carolina Tim Adams, Idaho Robb Rasmussen, South Dakota Dan Persky, Illinois Philip Pugliese, Tennessee Ed Barsotti, Illinois Emma Cravey, Texas Nancy Tibbett, Indiana Robin Stallings, Texas Mark Wyatt, Iowa Brad Woods, Utah Dan Jatres, Louisiana Allen Muchnick, Virginia Allison Vogt, Maine Dave Janis, Washington Eve Decoursey, Maryland Dennis Strawn, West Virginia David Watson, Massachusetts Kevin Hardman, Wisconsin John Lindenmayer, Michigan Tim Young, Wyoming Special Thanks Thank You For Assisting With Scheduling Meetings With Members Of Congress: John Waterman, Michigan N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 www.humana.com 25 26 N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 AARP Salutes the National Bike www.aarp.org Summit Important Notes Important Notes N A T I O N A L b i k e s u m m it 2 0 1 0 27 Need a Lift? 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