Alliance for Biking & Walking gives out advocacy awards

Former Thunderhead Alliance group recognizes best advocates

Alliance for Biking & Walking, formerly known as the Thunderhead Alliance.

The Alliance for Biking & Walking, formerly the Thunderhead Alliance, handed out its 2009 advocacy awards at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC on Tuesday. It honoured 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 honour 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.”

The 2009 winners:

  • 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 programme 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 & Walking

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