Calling All Livable Streets Photographers

Lacking high-quality, free photos for use in your livable streets
advocacy work? This fall, you can help build an open source library of photos and win cool prizes while you’re at it.

The Alliance for Biking and Walking has launched their People-Powered Movement Photo Contest to build a photo library for biking and walking advocates. Submit up to 20 photos
for a chance to win an all-expense paid bike trip to Tuscany and a
year’s supply of Clif Bars! Other prizes include two brand new commuter
bikes and a chance to have your photos featured in the 2010 March/April
issue of Momentum Magazine.

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