ADVOCACY UPDATE - Reprints from our club newsletter, The Spoke'n Word

Apr 2011 - Johnston MultiUse Trail Development - Support needed/South Coast Bikeway network plans/Bike-to-Work Day plans
Jan 2011
- Changes in federal government affect RI
Oct 2010 - RI safe passing law ("Frank's law") passed/riding 2-abreast in RI
Aug 2010 - Washington Pedestrian Bridge Linear Park project
Jun 2010
- Progress on RI 3 ft. passing bill/National Distracted Driving Month
Apr 2010
- LAB National Bike Summit/Frank's Law/Bike to Work Day
Jan 2010
- Recycle-a-Bike Update
Oct 2009
- LAB Road II course in November/US Open Cycling Foundation
Aug 2009 - NBW funds "Share the Road" brochure
Jun 2009 - Will Rhode Island support a vulnerable users law?
Apr 2009
- Proposed 3-foot law for Rhode Island.
Feb 2009
- 1) Ever wonder why the Henderson Bridge is a freeway? and 2) Washington Bridge update.
Dec 2008
- 1) Important steps to take if you are in a bicycle-automobile accident; and 2) Striving for equality (working with RIDOT to advocate for cyclists' access to RI bridges during construction), by Mark Dieterich, Providence Bicycle Coalition.
Oct 2008
- NBW proposes changes to RI driver's manual
Aug 2008 - RI driver's manual ignores rights of cyclists
Jun 2008 - Can RI create bicycle friendly communities?
Apr 2008
- Providence Bicycle Coalition: Bike-to-Work Month (May) & Bike-to-Work Day (May 16 2008)
Apr 2008
- Bike lanes on Blackstone Boulevard; Paul Martens, NBW Volunteer of the Year
Feb 2008
- New life for your old bikes
Dec 2007 - RI awards safe routes to school program funding
Oct 2007 - Blackstone River Bikepath reopens; Linear Park on I-195 Washington Bridge to be named for George Redman.
Aug 2007 - Legislative Update
Jun 2007 - Charlestown bike route; India Point Park, Providence
Apr 2007 - Bike access: No Kingstown, Jamestown & Sakonnet Bridges
Feb 2007 - Riding in groups


ADVOCACY

Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition
Promotes bicycling as a healthy, enjoyable, efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation in and around the State of Rhode Island. A very active and knowledgeable group and an informative website: www.ribike.org

MassBike
Bicycle advocacy organization in Massachusetts. See: www.massbike.org

League of American Bicyclists (LAB)
National organization based in Washington D.C., representing the interests of the nation's 57 million cyclists: www.bikeleague.org

East Coast Greenway (ECG)
The East Coast Greenway is a developing trail system, spanning nearly 3,000 miles as it winds its way between Canada and Key West, linking all the major cities of the eastern seaboard. Nearly 25 percent of the route is already on safe, traffic-free paths. ECG head office is based in RI. www.greenway.org

Greenway Alliance of RI (GARI)
Advocates for the bike paths and trails of Rhode Island: www.rigreenways.org