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National Center for Bicycling & Walking


The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is a program of Project for Public Spaces. NCBW was founded in 1977 to assist communities in becoming more walkable and bikeable places. We help empower individual advocates with the knowledge and connections they need to make projects happen. We work with institutions like state departments of health and departments of transportation to develop and implement active transportation policies and projects. We collaborate with other partner organizations in transportation, environmental advocacy, and public health to ensure we have a transportation system that connects people of all ages, abilities, and means.

The National Center for Bicycling & Walking produces that biennial Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference. The multiday conference is a place for transportation professionals to learn the latest research and best practices in active transportation, to network with peers, and to engage in lively and fun discussions about how to reform our transportation system. We recently held a conference in Pittsburgh PA (September 2014) and we will meet again in September 2016 in Vancouver BC. For more about the conference see www.prowalkprobike.org.

The National Center for Bicycling & Walking produces CenterLines, a free biweekly e-newsletter about everything walking and bicycling related. Each issue features a thorough calendar of events and trainings, new job postings, new research and resources, and the latest news in walking and bicycling from the local to the international level. Subscribe to this exceptional resource and take a look at our archive dating back to 2000.

The National Center for Bicycling & Walking is a non profit organization and we see it as part of our mission to offer pro bono technical assistance to communities and individuals who are working towards the same goal as us: a world where walking and bicycling is safe, convenient, comfortable, and accessible for all. Contact us with your questions about walking, biking, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and more-- (202) 223-3621 or info@bikewalk.org.