Bike Walk Montana makes bicycling and walking safe and accessible for all.
In communities across Montana, bicycling and walking are safe, everyday, mainstream activities. Bicycling and walking are recognized, accommodated and funded as legitimate and essential modes of transportation. As a result, Montanans enjoy an enhanced quality of life, a cleaner environment, and better health. Montana is a model for innovative bicycling and walking facilities and programs.
- Bicycling and walking are healthy, safe, economical, accessible and fun.
- Everyone should feel safe while walking or riding a bicycle.
- Everyone has a right to transportation choices.
- We increase safe bicycling and walking through education, appropriate legislation, and improved infrastructure.
- Bicycling and walking provide a simple and inexpensive way to promote public health, ease traffic congestion, and improve the environment.
- Diversity is critical to developing a strong bicycling and walking community.
Building a Coalition: Cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with all active transportation advocacy groups and clubs around the state.
Partnering: Cultivate strategic partnerships with organizations and agencies that advance the mission of Bike Walk Montana. Partnerships should include Montana Department of Transportation, business, transportation, tourism, health, recreation, education, economic development, environment, land use, youth, and underserved communities.
Messaging: Develop and implement outreach and communications strategies so that biking and walking are appealing, safe, and accessible.
Campaigns: Actively pursue and pass at least four pieces of strong, relevant legislation and policy, including increased funding, to improve bicycling and walking in Montana.
Building Organizational Capacity: Secure a strong, representative, board, attain appropriate staff, and establish diverse and sustainable funding to support and grow Bike Walk Montana’s work.
Membership: Develop a membership strategy based on best practices of like state organizations.