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The Art Of Lobbying: 7 Tips For Bicycle Advocates

 

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The Art Of Lobbying: 7 Tips For Bicycle Advocates

"The secret to success? Official recognition. The bicycle lobby is growing up. Gone are the days when politicians could say it was “silly hippies talking nonsense”. These days, cycling is seen as a serious transport solution. Fresh out of recent talks with European officials, ECF thought we’d share some expertise from Europe’s bicycle advocates. What are their top tips when you come to face to face with a transport Minister, a local politician or someone strategically important?

I like this article especially point 3.  For this is one of the chief goal's I have strived for Spokes. 
http://www.ecf.com/news/the-art-of-lobbying-7-tips-for-bicycle-advocates/

"The secret to success? Official recognition. 

“To make your voice heard, you really need official recognition by the statutory authorities and by the different planning committees,” Ryder told ECF in an interview last year. 

“Without this, it’s difficult for advocacy groups to have a lasting impact.”

Once Dublin Cycling Campaign and Cycling.ie were officially recognised, it made the rest a lot easier. 

“Cooperating and discussing with local engineers, politicians and administrators was essential,” explained Ryder. "

“To make your voice heard, you really need official recognition by the statutory authorities and by the different planning committees,” Ryder told ECF in an interview last year. 

“Without this, it’s difficult for advocacy groups to have a lasting impact.”

Once Dublin Cycling Campaign and Cycling.ie were officially recognised, it made the rest a lot easier. 

“Cooperating and discussing with local engineers, politicians and administrators was essential,” explained Ryder. "