Share Why Bike #InfrastructureMatters

This is a big week for planners passionate about making our streets safer for people walking, driving, but especially, biking. This post marks two occasions – Infrastructure Week and Bike to Work Week – two efforts that underscore for elected officials at every level of government the importance of putting the country’s infrastructure needs first.

Join APA all week in celebrating and highlighting the qualities of our streets that make bicycling easy and those that make it a challenge. Take a picture of the features (protected bike lanes, bike racks) that support biking as an alternative to driving and those that discourage it.  Share your pictures on Twitter with @APAadvocates through Friday. 

Features like this bike rack in Phoenix support bicycling as an alternative to driving

In each tweet, remember to include the official Infrastructure Week hashtag, #InfrastructureMatters;  mention @APAadvocates; and include a picture. Consider mentioning the official Bike to Work Week hashtag #BiketoWorkWeek in your tweets as well –space permitting. Our goal is to participate in a conversation.  The more interactive you are with your tweet, the better.

Sample Tweets:

This Complete Streets design makes it easy for people biking to share the road #InfrastructureMatters  @APAadvocates

This is a street that prioritizes cars over people @APAadvocates #InfrastructureMatters  #BiketoWorkWeek

Protected bike lanes like this will bring the number of bike related accidents to zero @APAadvocates #InfrastructureMatters  #BiketoWorkWeek

New to Twitter, but excited to make your voice heard? Check out APA’s Communications Guide to get started.

May 17, 2016

By Emily Pasi