|2010 Advocate of the Year: Paul LeFrancois
From the Alliance for Biking & Walking Press Release:
Washington, DC - March 9, 2010 -
The Alliance for Biking & Walking will honor seven organizations and
individuals with its 2010 Advocacy Awards at a special reception and awards
presentation March 9th, 2010 in Washington, DC. The following award
recipients not only show dedication and success in advancing biking and
walking, but also demonstrate exceptional work ethic to their peers and
LeFrancois, President and a founding board member of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition, is being honored with the 2010 Advocate
of the Year Award. Paul has gone
above and beyond the call of duty to transform South Carolina into a better
place for biking and walking. Among his many accomplishments, Paul worked with others to create and secure passage of a SC Share the Road
license plate (one of the first in the U.S.), has coordinated bicycling
legislative events in cities throughout South Carolina, and has assisted
communities throughout the state in securing bicycle-friendly designation from
the League of American Bicyclists. With
his leadership the PCC had its most significant success passing major
reforms to South Carolina's bicycle traffic safety laws in 2008. Paul's knowledge, creativity, and commitment are the highest standard
of excellence making him a role model in the Palmetto State and for biking and
walking advocates across North America.
|What is National Bike Summit?
National Bike Summit is an amazing congregation of industry leaders, advocates, and everyday cyclists that are making a difference in the state and the nation. Tuesday evening's activities include a welcoming/plenary dinner, as well as an awards reception hosted by the Alliance for Biking & Walking (and SC has a lot to celebrate at the reception).
Tomorrow's agenda includes plenary sessions and educational workshops, as well as opportunities to rub elbows with fellow advocate colleagues, friends in the industry, and many many others.
Thursday is a day of meetings with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. The PCC has worked to schedule meetings with each SC member of Congress, so Thursday will be back-to-back meetings with our eight members.
We're uploading photos as time permits, so check it out.
Rachael ran into House Majority Whip and SC
Representative Clyburn at the airport on the way to
DC. He already got an earful about bicycling in SC.