There’s a post over at Bike San Diego that goes into the birth of bike advocacy in Davis, CA, and what Davis is doing today to keep moving forward. It’s interesting that two citizens, Frank and Eve Child, sparked the bicycle movement in Davis (with the help of Dale Lott and others) after a trip to the Netherlands in 1963. From the article:
It all began when two Davis residents, Frank and Eve Child returned home to Davis after a sabbatical in the Netherlands in 1963. The couple was inspired by the bicycle infrastructure in the Netherlands and wanted to create the same environment in Davis. So they formed a bike advocacy group and began a movement that was very much a grassroots effort that eventually resulted in pro-bicycle residents winning the elections to represent the city at the City Council level.