WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has appointed Alex Doty as its new executive director. Doty, the executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, will replace the League's longtime director Andy Clarke, who resigned in July.
Doty is a trained League Cycling Instructor and has attended the League's annual National Bike Summit 13 times.
"Having risen through the ranks from volunteer to executive director at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Alex will bring leadership and his deep commitment to greater inclusion and equity to the League. He has overseen a great expansion of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, which includes the conceiving of a 750-mile regional trail network and launching the Better Bike Share Partnership." the League said in a letter to members Tuesday.
"I look forward to building on the League's work to create a bicycle friendly America where anyone can enjoy the many benefits and opportunities of bicycling," said Doty. "As our Congress debates federal transportation legislation, the urgency of the mission of the League has never been greater. We need to build on the League's great federal work and broaden the support for bicycling in urban, suburban and rural communities. The League's Bicycle Friendly America program is the best tool for bringing about widespread, nationwide change and I look forward to connecting the program more closely with local advocates who know best what improvements their community needs."
Clarke, meanwhile, has taken a position as director of strategy for Toole Design Inc., a planning, engineering and landscape architecture company.