Also, I will add one more that he said: Thank bureaucrats when they do the right thing
- Convince government to do it
- Provide technical assistance
- Build grass-roots support for projects
Jeff has some great examples also of specifics.
What specifically do Advocates do?They build relationships with magazine editors - Bicycling Magazine puts Boston on the worst cities for Cycling.
Build bike rides that start people thinking about riding bikes in the City - Boston Hub on Wheels Citywide ride & festival
Lawsuits when necessary - reconstruction projects must accomodate bikes and pedestrians to the best practicable. Only person doing the suing - Attorney general
When government is no longer the problem, organize a Bike Summit, pick a project to get started on. Make the engineers be the heroes by helping them get project designs correct. Make planning effective by prioritizing the connections that are most important.