BikeWalk NC is a membership-based, statewide advocacy organization promoting non-motorized transportation choices for residents of and visitors to NC. Our existing and potential support base includes shop owners, cycling clubs, transportation professionals, local advocacy organizations, elected officials, allied non-profits, business groups, government, environmental and health-oriented organizations and various individual advocates across the state interested in promoting people-powered transportation.
Our Board of Directors consists of committed advocates and community leadership from across the state.
We support advocacy and educational efforts throughout North Carolina for an environment that fairly and equitably accommodates bicyclists, skaters, pedestrians, and others using human-powered active transportation.
- To promote active transportation for health and recreation, as well as for travel.
- To connect with local active transportation clubs, exercise-related businesses and health-focused organizations for a unified voice, and to establish partnerships with similar groups at the state and national levels.
- To support active transportation efforts without discrimination based on race, gender, handicap/ability, or religion.
- To advocate for a statewide network of on- and off-road routes, as well as an increase in the share of funding for active transportation facilities from NCDOT and other governmental and private sources.
- To increase the visibility and meaningfulness of “Share the Road” campaigns and to put active transportation in all its forms on the legislative agenda.
- To increase the number and percentage of people using active transportation to get to work, school and other important destinations.
- To make shared spaces and other active transportation planning part of the normal design process for governmental and business-related projects, and to increase resident participation in that planning.
- To provide education to local governments and advocacy groups about active transportation, and to develop effective lines of communication about public and private active transportation initiatives.
- To promote education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation of active transportation programs and facilities, and to establish equitable conditions for active transportation across the state.
- To encourage study and data collection on all forms on active transportation uses such as Safe Routes to School events and participation in commuter challenge events (e.g. Bike/Walk/Skate to Work Week).