National Center for Bicycling & Walking

Building Stronger Communities
Source: National Center for Bicycling & Walking

From NCBW's website:

"We believe communities should be planned, designed and managed to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can walk and bike easily, safely, and regularly. We believe that the changes needed to make communities more physically active and livable places will be achieved only through sustained action at the local level - in each community - supported by positive national, state, and local policies and programs.

"To this end, the NCBW provides bicycle and pedestrian advocates and professionals, transportation engineers and planners, public health specialists, and others with easy access to the information, training, tools, and experts they need to foster active living through community design.

"From its Bethesda, Maryland headquarters and five satellite offices, the NCBW delivers a broad array of programs and services, organizes and presents the biennial Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference, produces a bi-weekly e-newsletter (CenterLines), provides community organizing and training workshops, publishes the on-line NCBW Forum as well as special reports and studies, and manages two comprehensive web sites ( and

"The NCBW offers consulting services related to long-range planning, policy analysis, public outreach and involvement, program management, planning and design guidelines for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and training programs for public health and transportation professionals."

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