I’ve been part of three councils for advocacy work on the environmental front. The first two said all the right things but did not translate that into action. I often hear that what I’m saying is important but that we don’t have the resources to do it and there are always excuses to not go through with certain plans. The third council actually turned these things into action. If you have the right leadership with political will and smart, creative people, you can move things faster than you ever expected. For example, in less than four months we installed permanent infrastructure for a bike lane on a street that has been highlighted for the project for a couple years.