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Foundation awards $532,000 in grants to bike share programs

Published May 11, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Better Bike Share Partnership has awarded grants to bike share programs in nine cities. The Partnership's goal is to increase the accessibility and use of bike share in underserved communities.

The Partnership is a collaboration between the city of Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, PeopleForBikes Foundation and the National Association of City Transportation Officials, and is funded by The JPB Foundation.

This is the second round of grant funding that PeopleForBikes will administer as part of the Partnership.

"Every year, more cities are adding bike share to their menu of transportation and recreation options," said Zoe Kircos, director of grants and partnerships at PeopleForBikes. "We are looking forward to working with systems and their community-based partners to develop and test strategies to make bike share more accessible and comfortable for everyone."

The following projects received funding:

  • Atlanta Westside Bike Share Champions: $67,000, Atlanta
  • Movimiento en Bici: $41,000, Basalt, Coloroado
  • Hubway Master Plan: $10,000, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Better Bike Share in Brooklyn: $75,000, Brooklyn, New York
  • Downtown LA Bike Ambassadors: $75,000, Los Angeles
  • Whistling Wheels: $64,000, Milwaukee
  • Sending Our Roots Deeper: 2016 Urban Outreach: $50,000, Minneapolis
  • East Bay Bike Share Membership Roadshow: $75,000, Oakland and Berkeley, California
  • Portland's Grass Roots Approach to Bike Share: $75,000, Portland, Oregon


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