Bicycle Advocacy Organizations
City, State, and National Not-for-Profits You Can Participate in, Volunteer for, and/or Be Elected into

Locally-based non-profits and City organizations

The City of Austin Bicycle Advisory Council (BAC) advises the City of Austin and other jurisdictions on all matters relating to the use of the bicycle.

Meetings take place 6:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, at City Hall (301 W. Second St., Austin, TX 78701) in Room 1027, unless indicated otherwise on the agenda.

The Urban Transportation Commission advises the city council, city manager and all other transportation-related departments concerning transportation-related matters.

This includes: transportation energy conservation matters grant applications; streets and highways; bus and rail service; pedestrian and bikeway programs and projects; safety related programs and projects; provision for the needs of the mobility impaired; transportation franchise requests, renewals, rate adjustments, and hours of operation. The Commission reviews and makes recommendations to council on all requests for taxicab permits, including annual permits and franchise permits.
Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of the month, 5:00 p.m in Assembly Room 130 at Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704, unless indicated otherwise on the agenda.

Movability is Central Texas’ transportation management association (TMA) working hand in hand with individuals and organizations to improve the region through commuter options that save time and money.

They are working to lead the culture shift toward stress-free, affordable commute options.
Their members are employers and individuals from public and private sectors, and hail from all over the larger Austin region. They work closely with members to create mobility plans that in turn let them connect their employees with a wide range of mobility options.
Their members leverage mobility programs to reach their business goals, including attracting and retaining top talent, reducing facilities costs, and leading in corporate stewardship. Members also benefit from exclusive events, networking, and educational opportunities.

Please Be Kind to Cyclists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit saving lives through awareness and education.

Their mission is to raise awareness, and encourage harmony and tolerance between drivers and cyclists. Promote education teaching safe road use. Offer assistance to cyclists injured in crashes with motor vehicles. Their vision is to motivate global social change in the behavior of motorists and cyclists so both use the roads safely and with mutual respect resulting in healthier, more harmonious communities.
“Tell other road users that you support sharing the road and being kind to cyclists, you’ll be surprised how far a polite request can go.”

The Austin Yellow Bike Project is a volunteer-powered 501(c)(3) nonprofit initiative to put bicycles on the streets of Austin and Central Texas by operating community bike shops, teaching bike mechanics and maintenance, and acting as a local bike advocacy group.

YBP is located at 1216 Webberville Road in Austin, Texas, and is an educational facility open to anyone who wants to learn about fixing and riding bikes. At YBP, they don’t fix your bike for you—they show you how to fix it yourself. They also offer ready-to-ride used bikes at affordable prices.

Vision Zero is a holistic strategy to end traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all.

Vision Zero holds that most traffic deaths and injuries are not a result of unavoidable accidents, but are rather a preventable public health issue.
Austin’s City Council adopted Vision Zero as a policy within the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan in October 2015. Then they adopted the Vision Zero Action Plan in May 2016 and reaffirmed our community’s commitment in the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and the citywide Austin Strategic Direction 2023. These policy documents provide the direction to collaboratively improve safety for all road users.
Today, Vision Zero is led by staff in the Austin Transportation Department. The Vision Zero team partners with other City departments, state and federal agencies, and community organizations to implement traffic safety efforts citywide. Austin's Vision Zero program is a member of the Vision Zero Network, which is a growing coalition of U.S. cities committed to eliminating all traffic fatalities.

Central Texas Families for Safe Streets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by survivors and families who have experienced suffering and loss of our loved ones to traffic violence in Central Texas.

They are working to end traffic deaths in Texas.
Texas leads the nation in traffic deaths, with ten families losing a loved one each day and another fifty families suffering a life-changing serious injury. They’re doing something about this. "We are a community of grief, of intention and of action. We create conscious change. Together we reclaim our streets."

The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative envisions a community where youth become expert cyclists who grow to become lifelong, safety-conscious riders.

Their primary mission is to develop youth who safely and expertly integrate bicycling into their daily lives, to teach participants self-sufficient cycling skills, and to facilitate the experience needed for youth cyclists to be peer leaders.

Bike Austin improves quality of life for all of Austin and Central Texas by growing bicycling as a form of transportation, exercise, and recreation.

They are an expert resource that helps people remove barriers to cycling. Through volunteer-led, grassroots campaigns, political endorsements and direct advocacy, Bike Austin pushes for protected bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements so that all Austinites can safely explore their neighborhood, get to work or school and enjoy everything Austin has to offer.
Bike Austin envisions Austin with a comprehensive bicycle network enabling people in the region to comfortably, safely and efficiently use a bike for transportation and recreation.

Other/ mixed local transportation groups you can look into: AURA, Project connect, Code Next, the B-Cycle (a nfp)/ CapMetro partnership 


State, Statewide & National nonprofits and organizations

Bike Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advances bicycle access, safety, and education.

They encourage and promote bicycling, increased safety, and improved conditions. They unite and inspire people and provide a cohesive voice for people who ride bikes in Texas.
Bike Texas envisions a future which includes millions of people riding bikes, where bicycling is an everyday, mainstream activity in communities across Texas, where bicycling is recognized, accommodated, and funded as a legitimate and essential mode of transportation throughout Texas. A future where Texas residents embrace a healthy and active lifestyle that includes safe and convenient active transportation options. Texas communities will benefit from improved health, stronger economies, and a higher quality of life. Texas will become a national model for innovative bicycle-friendly transportation facilities and programs.

Farm & City is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit think and do tank dedicated to high quality urban and rural human habitat in Texas in perpetuity.

The Texas Department of Transportation's Bicycle Advisory Committee advises the Transportation Commission on bicycle issues.

Members are selected by the commission to serve voluntary, three-year terms. By involving representatives of the public, including bicyclists and other interested parties, TxDOT helps ensure effective communication with the bicycling community.

The League of American Bicyclists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which believes that bicycling brings people together.

When more people ride bikes: Life is better for everyone; Communities are safer, stronger and better connected; Our nation is healthier, economically stronger, environmentally cleaner and more energy independent.
They envision a A nation where everyone recognizes and enjoys the many benefits and opportunities of bicycling. They are working to lead the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

Their name is the game. They work to build better places for bikes, to unify people to support and ride those places and make the case for cycling.

When People For Bikes is successful, you enjoy good bike riding experiences and great things follow. People become healthier and happier, communities become better places to live, mobility improves, jobs are created and sustained, and businesses thrive. Everyone wins!

Vision Zero

Vision Zero Texas (State; Also see Farm & City)

Vision Zero Network (National)


Where are bicycle crashes reported?
Data provided by Vision Zero Austin, last updated 11/30/2020 

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