Bike Walk Tompkins (BWT) grew out of the organizing group for Streets Alive! Ithaca and provides a central push for active transportation (i.e. biking and walking) in Tompkins County. We work collaboratively with other people and organizations to influence and change the culture and infrastructure for biking and walking in Ithaca and Tompkins County so that more people can embrace active transportation in their everyday lives. By making walking and biking more prevalent, our community will reap the multiple health, environmental, economic and social benefits associated with strong active transportation networks.
Bike Walk Tompkins was formally organized in May 2014 as a project of the Center for Transformative Action, and in July we hired our first program director. In 2016, BWT moved to our current home at The Center for Community Transportation, an Ithaca-based non-profit with the mission of enhancing community access to transportation which also includes Ithaca Carshare. BWT has been generously funded in part by the Park Foundation.
Many thanks to our first Program Director Rena Scroggins, website designer Mary Buehler, logo designer Jess Confer, photographers Edna Brown and Simon Wheeler, and previous Steering Committee members Phoebe Brown, Lois Chaplin, Daniel Keough, Jeanne Leccese, Jonathan Maddison, Davi Mozie, and Steven Powell.
We'd also like to give a big special thank you to our donors and supporters. Thank you!