Alliance for Biking & Walking gives out advocacy awards

The Alliance for Biking & Walking, formerly the Thunderhead Alliance, handed out its 2009 advocacy...

The Alliance for Biking & Walking, formerly the Thunderhead Alliance, handed out its 2009 advocacy awards on Tuesday in Washington, DC. It honored six organizations and individuals for showing dedication, success and an exceptional work ethic in advancing biking and walking.

"These organizations and advocates are role models for the movement and we are proud to honor them with these awards," said Jeffrey Miller, President of the Alliance. "Their tireless commitment and dedication to biking and walking are truly an inspiration for us all."

Winners are listed below.

Advocacy Organization of the Year - Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)

Advocate of the Year - Lloyd J. "Bud" Vye, Vice President of the Virginia Bicycling Federation and Advocacy Chair for the Richmond Area Bicycling Association

Business Advocate of the Year- Planet Bike

Innovation Award - Transportation Alternatives for their Youth For Car Free Parks project in Brooklyn, New York

Best Practice Award - Bicycle Colorado for outstanding results in day-to-day operations and program growth

Winning Campaign Award - Livable City for bringing Sunday Streets (car-free routes) to San Francisco.

Lifetime Achievement Award - Randy Neufeld, Chief Strategy Officer of the Active Transportation Alliance, President of America Bikes, and the founding chair of the Alliance for Biking and Walking

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