2009: Bill Wilkinson
Bill Wilkinson has been involved with bicycle and pedestrian programs for 40 years. He has worked for the National Parks Service and the Department of Transportation. In 1977, he helped found the National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) (originally known as the Bicycle Federation of America) and was a member of the staff for 25 years. He stepped down as NCBW's executive director in 2008.
Over the years Mr. Wilkinson has helped develop more than 50 state and regional bike/pedestrian plans. He currently works as a management consultant for the National Park Service on its Park Roads and Parkways Program and serves on the board of directors on the Audubon Naturalist Society.