Community Advocacy & Information

Local Organizations


Freshwater Railway

Freshwater Railway is a hypothetical website featuring a well-designed and comprehensive regional transit system for Michigan as designed by transit guru and transit map editor Neil Greenberg.

Greening of Detroit

The Greening of Detroit is a not for profit organization established in 1989 to guide an inspire the reforestation of Detroit. @GreeningDetroit

League of Michigan Bicyclists 

Promoting bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on Michigan's roadways. @MIBicyclists

Michigan Environmental Council 

The Michigan Environmental Council is a coalition of more than 70 organizations created in 1980 to lead Michigan's environmental movement in achieving positive change through the political process. @MichEnvCouncil

Michigan Mountain Biking Association

The Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA) is a nonprofit corporation with over 2,500 hunders within nine chapters throughout Michigan and are one of the largest affiliates of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). @MMBA_Tweets

Michigan Municipal League 

Building better communities for Michigan. @MMLeague

Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance

MTGA is a non-profit organization that fosters and facilitates the creation of an interconnected, state-wide system of trails and greenways for recreation, health, transportation, economic development and enviornmental / cultural preservation purposes. @DetroitGreenway

Momentum 

Brought to you by former Michigan State Representative of the 26th District Marie Donigan and Transit Map and Schedule Editor Neil Greenberg, Momentum seeks to provide Michigan's future Regional Transit Authority the basis from which it will make the decisions that will impact Michigan for years to come. 

Transportation for Michigan 

Transportation for Michigan's goal is to make Michigan communities more livable and our economy more robust through transportation policy reform. @T4Michigan

Woodward Avenue Action Association

The Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) is an economic and community development organization working to enhance and improve the visual, economic, functional and historic character of Woodward Avenue through a local and regional effort. Woodward Avenue’s 27 miles traverse eleven communities and two counties in metro-Detroit, and include some of Michigan’s best assets – from thriving business districts to some of the world’s most historic sites.

National Organizations


Advocacy Advance

The movement for biking and walking is led by passionate advocates and dedicated individuals at the state and local level. Advocacy Advance boosts those critical efforts by providing the tools, funding and expertise to increase biking and walking across North America. Get involved in this dynamic partnership to transform your community into a great place to bike and walk.

Alliance for Biking & Walking 

The Alliance for Biking & Walking is North America's coalition of local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. The Alliance strives to create, strengthen and unite advocacy leaders, who are transforming their communities into great places to bike and walk. @BikeWalk 

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

AARP is a membershiop organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.

American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation. @APTAInfo

Code for America (CfA)

Code for America helps governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web. Through our Fellowship, Accelerator, and Brigade, we're building a network of cities, citizens, community groups, and startups, all equally committed to reimagining government for the 21st century.

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

NACTO encourages the exchange of transportation ideas, insights and practices among large cities while advocating for a federal transportation policy that prioritizes investment in infrastructure in the nation's large cities and their metropolitan areas.

Next American City

Next American City is a nonprofit organization created for and by a new generation of urban thinkers and leaders. Or mission is to connect cities and inform the people working to improve them. @NextAmCity

Project for Public Spaces 

Project for Public Spaces is a nonprofit planning, design and education organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. @PPS_Placemaking 

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. @RailstoTrails

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a network of hundreds of organizations, government agencies and professional groups working to set goals, share best practices, leverage infrastructure and program funding and advance policy change to help agencies that implement Safe Routes to School programs. Safe Routes to School has a Michigan chapter, too. Check out their comprehensive Safe Routes to School handbook and learn the best and safest ways to get your children walking to school, as well as how to affect larger behavioral changes in your community, which can inspire a broader culture that supports walking and biking to school.

Smart Growth America 

Smart Growth America advocates for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods. @SmartGrowthUSA

Streetsblog

Streetsblog is a daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities. @StreetsBlogNet

Transportation Alternatives

Advocates for biking, walking and transit alternatives. @TransAlt