Cycle of Change
Effect positive change while having fun and building community.
According to the New York-base TransitCenter, a community needs three factors to achieve rapid transportation innovation: a civic vanguard, bold politicians, and champions in government staff.
First and foremost, a community needs a civic vanguard that is resident-led, non-elite, and outside government—yet able to persuade local politicians to take risks—is paramount to the success of any city. Citizen-led campaigns can pressure authorities to change direction, diversify the mix of transportation options, and also provide evidence of why that change would be beneficial. Without a civic vanguard that can direct public support, urban transportation innovation will not reach its potential.
The Cycle of Change is a group of transportation change agents coming together to:
- Have fun and build community.
- Effect positive change.
We ask group members to be:
- Respectful: Honor a diversity of viewpoints and value each other’s limited time.
- Constructive: Look for positive actions we can achieve together.
BEST supports the Cycle of Change with email lists and other communication tools, summaries of activities and opportunities, a space for meetings, occasional advocacy training, and more — consistent with BEST’s mission and goals.
Are you interested in getting more involved?