Do you want to serve on Bike Walk Mississippi's Statewide Advisory Committee?
Bike Walk Mississippi is still accepting applications for those who want to serve on a statewide pool of advisors. We are looking for volunteers from our allies, partners and supporter base want to give you a chance to share your expertise and passions for bicycle and pedestrian centric issues across the state.
Throughout 2018, Bike Walk Mississippi will be selecting applicants from all regions of the state to serve on a Taskforce committee based on specific identified areas of interest or expertise. Each Taskforce committee will work with representatives of Bike Walk Mississippi to put together and recommend a set of goal and outcomes which will be submitted to Bike Walk Mississippi’s Board of Directors for approval. Bike Walk Mississippi will then work with each committee to create an action plan and measurable outcomes from each focus area. While members of the Advisory Committee will primarily serve on at least one topic-centric Taskforce, others such as government employees, elected officials and emeritus board members will serve on the committee as a whole, advising or contributing as needed.
Bike Walk Mississippi announces new national partnerships
As Bike Walk Mississippi enters its 25th year in 2018, we are happy to announce a new collaboration with the Partnership for Active Transportation, a national broad-based coalition of nonprofit, for-profit and public sector organizations working at the intersection of transportation, public health and community vitality.
The Partnership for Active Transportation, made up of organizations including: America Walks, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, APA, APHA, LOCUS, Main Street America, Project for Public Spaces, NACCHO, Urban Land Institute, Trust for America’s Health, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are working together with Bike Walk Mississippi and other strategic partners across the nation to promote greater investment in creating safe walking, bicycling and networks for all and facilitating greater physical activity through active transportation.
Bike Walk Mississippi and the Partnership for Active Transportation will work together as Mississippi launches its first Statewide Active Transportation Advisory Committee, Regional Action Teams and focused committees centered around specific efforts to support bicycling, pedestrian and active transportation issues across the south. Our organizations feel that efforts will help to result in a strategic effort to move the state of Mississippi forward will informing federal policy goals and making the case for active transportation to all levels of decision makers.
In addition to this new collaboration, Bike Walk Mississippi has also re-structured its statewide efforts around specific efforts to increase the number of Walk Friendly and Bicycle Friendly Communities, Businesses and Universities, efforts to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety and access on Mississippi’s roads and is launching a new partnership with Adventure Cycling to increase the presence of the US Bicycle Route System in Mississippi. Bike Walk Mississippi is also happy to report that we are currently in talks with even more national partners as we focus our efforts on moving Mississippi forward!
The Board and staff of Bike Walk Mississippi are happy to tell our supporters know that as we enter our 25th year of advocacy in 2018, we have positioned our efforts to be stronger than ever - we know that the work that is needed to increase bicycle and pedestrian communities across Mississippi takes a concerted effort from all of us. We have opportunities for advocates across the state to join us in this work and are excited about this new work with our national partners.
- Bike Walk Mississippi Board of Directors