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Sunday, March 10 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Big Opposition, Big Results - Turning Opposition into Opportunity

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Bicycle advocacy can be difficult. When you ask for big changes - like protected bike lanes - opposition can come from the oddest of places. In this session learn about how advocates in Baltimore and Richmond faced off with significant opposition and gained ground by organizing for better bike lanes.

In Baltimore, Liz Cornish faced Fire Department opposition citing international safety standards that "required" big travel lanes for big trucks.

In Richmond, Bike Walk RVA faced City Council members trying to ban a specific bike lane by ordinance.

Learn how they fought back, organized, and emerged successful - and how you can apply those lessons to your work!

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Liz Cornish

Executive Director, Bikemore
Liz Cornish serves as Executive Director of Bikemore, Baltimore’s livable streets advocacy organization. Since moving to Baltimore in 2015, Cornish has grown Bikemore into a force for transportation advocacy--by being the first organization in the country to successfully block a... Read More →
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Louise Lockett Gordon

Director of Bike Walk RVA, Sports Backers
Louise Lockett Gordon serves as Lead Organizer of Sports Backers' Bike Walk RVA , the Richmond region's advocacy program for comfortable, connected ways for people to walk and bike. After 7 years as a local public health official, Louise transitioned to Bike Walk RVA to combine her... Read More →
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Brantley Tyndall

Director of Outreach, Bike Walk RVA
As Community Engagement Manager, Brantley Tyndall leads Bike Walk RVA's Vision Zero initiative, RVA Bike Month, local and state lobbying efforts, and partnerships with collaborative organizations. #yaybikes

Sunday March 10, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Fairfax 3rd Floor