Last year WABA taught 886 adults (average age 39) how to ride a bike, doubled the percentage of women bike commuters (a ten-year endeavor), and maintained 20 miles of urban trails. Its vision is a just and sustainable transportation system where biking, walking, and transit are the best ways to get around advocating for better biking conditions inch by inch, driving legislative change at the state level, and working in neighborhoods to garner community support for safer streets and trails. The outreach and education team hits the road every day, educating drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians of all ages, and clearing the way (sometimes literally) for a smooth ride. The result? Safer streets for people to bike, walk, scoot, roll, and play so that, no matter where you live, you are connected to work, to home, and to the people you love.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; MD-Frederick County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49); All

Population(s) Served: All

Schools They Work In: These schools recently took part in our DC Neighborhood Pace Car Program (drive within the speed limit): Amidon; Bowen; Brent; Gibbs; Maury; Miner; Peabody; Tyler; Walker Jones; Watkins; J.O. Wilson

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Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Washington Area Bicyclist Association is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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