Friday, August 6, 2010
Shane Farthing interview at GreaterGreaterWashington, part IILast month GreaterGreaterWashington hosted a Live chat with Shane Farthing of WABA. Shane is the new Executive Director of WABA. A followup to that chat, WABA's Shane Farthing answers the rest of your questions, recently appeared on GGW. Thanks to Shane for the kinds words about FABB and about our new advocate's guide.
In response to a question about how well WABA advocates for cyclists in the areas further away from the District such as Fairfax, Shane stated:
In some places, there are already strong local groups that work with us in this manner. I'll take this opportunity to plug our friends at Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB) as one good example. They handle local Fairfax County cycling issues wonderfully and have recently released a publication (in partnership with WABA and funded by the League of American Bicyclists) explaining how citizens can be better advocates for cycling in their local communities.Minor correction, the Guide was actually funded by the Alliance for Biking & Walking. Speaking of the Alliance, they recently published a couple of complimentary references to FABB as well: In Streetside, their monthly e-newsletter, Advocacy Advance Grants Spur Success (see the sidebar comments about FABB), and on their blog, Road Design Decoded: An Advocate's Guide to Transportation Projects. Thanks again to the Alliance for the grant.