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Spring 2009Fall 2009Spring 2010Fall 20102011

Spring 2009

Startup / Capacity Building Grant Recipients

Bike alliance of MN LogoBicycle Alliance of Minnesota

The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota received a $10,000 matching grant to assemble and train a coalition to work toward statewide complete streets legislation in 2010. To do this, they developed an advocacy network with strength in both greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities metropolitan area, growing an informed membership base that influenced public policy for the 2010 legislative session and beyond. In addition, the funds supported the salary of a full-time executive director.

Outcomes:

  • Hired a full-time executive director
  • Increased dues-paying members from 150 to 910 in 129 cities
  • Built a statewide team to advocate for complete streets legislation that was passed and signed in May 2010
  • Raised more than $12,000 in matching funds
  • Organized a successful St. Paul Classic Bike Tour fundraising ride with more than 6,000 participants that netted $65,000 for BikeMN programs
  • Helped pass an update to Minnesota’s “Unchanging Red Light” law to include bicyclists

Green Mobility Network LogoGreen Mobility NetworkMiami, FL based Green Mobility Network was awarded a $30,000 matching grant to make Miami-Dade County a healthier, more livable community by promoting bicycling, running, and walking for daily transportation, leisure, and fitness. The grant helped to fund its first full-time executive director and the “Complete the M-Path” campaign, which aims to connect and complete a 30-mile bicycle-pedestrian corridor running from downtown Miami to the county’s southern border.

Outcomes: (only received $5,000 due to fundraising efforts)

  • Hired a full-time executive director
  • Advanced the M Path campaign, such that the Florida Department of Transportation is now posied to award a contract to complete the 1.2 mile gap complete the 30-mile trail
  • Initiated Bike Miami Days, Open Streets Project to establish ciclovias and set up bike valets at more than 20 local festivals and events

Pa Walks & Bikes LogoPennsylvania Walks and Bikes
Pennsylvania Walks and Bikes was founded in 2009 to create healthy, sustainable communities across Pennsylvania by making bicycling and walking safer, more convenient and more enjoyable. The organization put its $30,000 matching grant toward hiring an executive director and working to build the first statewide coalition for biking and walking in Pennsylvania. The coalition worked — and continues to work — to introduce state bicycle and pedestrian laws, policies, and funding.

Outcomes:

  • Hired a paid executive director
  • Raised more than $30,000 in matching funds
  • Increased membership from 0 to 228 dues-paying members
  • Established identity and presence; met with or exceeded within key legislative circles; asked to testify in key legislative and agency circles; sent press releases to almost 200 state media outlets
  • Met with most of Pennsylvania’s members of Congress and aids to promote biking and walking needs and opportunities
  • Built Transportation Committee relationships
  • Developed local support to build members and organizations in key districts to galvanize local support
  • Received a major grant for Safe Routes to School and serves as the state network coordinator for SRTS
  • Promoted the “Vulnerable Road User” law, identified 40 co-sponsors and met with members of Congress and aids to address needs

WOBO LogoWalk Oakland Bike Oakland
Walk Oakland Bike Oakland received a $15,000 matching grant for an executive director and to advocate for bicycle and pedestrian access in several street redesign projects. Its “Bike Broadway” campaign ensured active resident participation in the planning process and pushed Oakland, CA to implement new bike lanes on the street and a funding plan for other bike/ped infrastructure, while strengthening WOBO’s foundation for long-term success.

Outcomes:

  • Hired part-time executive director
  • Increased membership from 79 to 328 dues-paying members
  • Raised more than $29,000 in matching funds
  • Received a commitment from the City of Oakland’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program to add bike lanes to two major streets — in addition to the “Bike Broadway” campaign — by Spring 2011
  • Participated in the planning process of Oakland’s Bicycle Master Plan as a member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the City of Oakland
  • Crafted policy recommendations for Oakland’s Energy and Climate Action Plan which were all included as top priorities for early implementation
  • Initiated “Oaklavia” – ciclovia in Oakland – events
  • Hosted an Alliance for Biking & Walking Winning Campaigns Training in October 2010

Innovation Grant Recipients

Fairfax Advocates LogoWABA LogoFairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling

Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (a local chapter of the DC regional WABA) received $9,600 to develop a handbook to help bicycling advocates understand how to best influence and play a constructive role during the design of new facilities. This resource helps bridge the gap between advocates, successful advocacy, and design engineers and is available online for reference by advocates across North America.


Outcomes:

  • Met with officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation and Fairfax County DOT to discuss important issues regarding advocate-agency relations
  • Produced a 32-page, full-color guide that contains newly compiled information and advice on how to give effective input on road design projects for Virginia bike/ped advocates
  • Distributed 400 copies of the design guide, made a web-version available to a larger audience, and plans to create a generic form for replication
  • Organized a public workshop entitled “The Bicycling Advocate’s Engineering Workshop” to supplement the workshop and maximize understanding

League of Illinois Bicyclists LogoLeague of Illinois Bicyclists
A $5,000 grant helped the League of Illinois Bicyclists (LIB) leverage a $5,000 matching grant to educate new and existing planners on proper bicyclist accommodations, education and encouragement, and bikeway funding tips. Through a course at University of Illinois Chicago, and several seminars that offer continuing education credits, they helped to create a greater demand for bikeway funding in the state by educating planners. LIB packaged this course and seminar so that other Alliance groups can easily replicate them.

Outcomes:

  • Conducted the introductory bicycle-planning seminar in 11 locations across Illinois. 
  • Received certification from the American Planning Association
  • Educated more than 500 planners, engineers, consultants, and bicyclists who represented more than 125 towns and government agencies, 80 engineering firms and local advocacy groups
  • Taught a four-week mini-course to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Urban Planning and Policy students for two years, which resulted in student project bicycle plans
  • Created a package with ready-made seminar and college course material and logistical tips for other Alliance groups to replicate. Materials are available by video, website, and the “Introduction to Bicycle Planning” Continuing Education Seminars

SFBC LogoSan Francisco Bicycle Coalition
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) received $25,000 to design and advocate for a pedestrian-, bicyclist- and transit-rider-centered Market Street. In addition to increasing bicycling, walking, and transit traffic on Market Street, the transformation of this iconic American main street, has been and continues to be a highly visible symbol for the community and nation. SFBC is using this experience to provide a set of tools for major street transformation that advocates around the country can use to work towards large-scale change on their own communities’ main street.

Outcomes:

  • Won separated, semi-continuous, green painted bikeway on key routes
  • Bike boxes installed at five intersections
  • Required right turns for private car drivers off Market Street at 10th Street and 6th Street
  • Installed art and painted murals on boarded storefronts in an economically depressed section of the street
  • Re-established public seating and installed a greenery station on Market Street
  • Mobilized members to influence agency staff and elected officials to include a continuous bikeway in the “Better Market Street” planning process
  • Received $40,000 in matching funds

Transportation Alternatives LogoTransportation Alternatives
New York City’s Transportation Alternatives received $25,000 for the “Blue Ribbon Commission” report that brought together key stakeholders for safer streets including families of crash victims, transportation unions, and the Department of Motor Vehicles.  A subsequent legislative campaign focused on winning historic new laws protecting vulnerable road users, namely children and senior pedestrians, and reforming enforcement practices at the city and state levels.

Outcomes:

  • Produced “Executive Order: A Mayoral Strategy for Traffic Safety,” a comprehensive report including expert opinions from traffic safety, enforcement and public health officials; and providing more than 20 recommendations for improving traffic law compliance and reducing traffic crashes in New York City
  • Launched a media campaign in support of the report’s recommendations in every major NYC news outlet
  • Actively supported state and city legislation such as the adoption of speed cameras
  • Increased collaboration with the NYPD in crash procedures and investigation
  • Significantly expanded the resources, training and personnel for the Vehicular Crimes Unit, including the training of 24 Assistant District Attorneys for vehicular cases
  • Worked with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to revise the Police Accident Report, improve the driver’s manual, exam, and education curriculum
  • Presented on bicyclist and pedestrian safety to NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission and New York Police Department, and produced a safety cheat-sheet for officers
  • New York State Senate, Assembly, and Governor passed T.A.’s main State legislative initiative, the Hayley Ng and Diego Martinez Law, a safe driving law that penalizes careless drivers
  • Introduced Intro. 120 “The Saving Lives Through Better Information Bill”, which will require the NYPD to make certain traffic-related statistics available on its website.

Fall 2009

Startup/ Capacity Building Grant Recipients

imageBike Walk Connecticut

Bike Walk Connecticut used a $15,000 matching Startup/Capacity Building Grant to transform from a regional (Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance) to a statewide bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization. As a new statewide voice for biking and walking in Connecticut, it is educating the public and state and local leaders to promote and accelerate the implementation of the recently passed complete streets law, which requires that the rights of all road users be considered in road design. This grant also helped Bike Walk Connecticut hire its first Executive Director and work to broaden and promote their current bike safety education programs to reach more communities across Connecticut.


Outcomes:

  • Transformed from a regional to a statewide cycling and pedestrian advocacy coalition consisting of public health, environmental, transit, business, cycling and pedestrian groups
  • Organized workshops, “Bike with the Mayor” rides, engaged the media, and met with Department of Transportation representatives to influence implementation of the passed Complete Streets law
  • Hired a full-time executive director
  • Increased due-paying membership from 200 to 500
  • Carried out 20 bike safety education events with 286 participants
  • Held first statewide bike/walk summit with members from five states and 15 Connecticut towns
  • Raised $161,000 in grants, member dues, and program income

imageLivableStreets Alliance
Boston-based LivableStreets Alliance received a $30,000 matching Startup/Capacity Building Grant to launch a neighborhood outreach campaign to build grassroots support for improved bicycle, pedestrian and public transit design and facilities to make the Boston metro area more connected and livable. The campaign also ensured that the discussion regarding bridges over the Charles River include improvements for bicycle and pedestrian access. In addition, this grant allowed LivableStreets to hire an Executive Director.

Outcomes:

  • Hired a full-time executive director
  • Launched a “Better Bridges” campaign for bike/ped improvements on the Craigie and BU bridges and collected more than 1,000 postcards in support of the campaign
  • Created a collaborative engineered design that made the front page of the Boston Globe in summer 2010
  • Worked as an active participant in the Boston Complete Streets Advisory Committee
  • Won approval of 10.6-foot travel lanes and designated bicycle lanes on Massachusetts Avenue, a main arterial road in Boston

MBC LogoNew Orleans Metro Bicycle Coalition
A $12,500 matching Startup/Capacity Building Grant boosted the New Orleans Metro Bicycle Coalition’s (MBC) efforts to ensure inclusion of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in New Orleans recovery projects. MBC also hired its first Executive Director and worked to implement the bicycle and pedestrian policy and ordinance recommendations included in the New Orleans Master Plan.

Outcomes:

  • Hired a full-time executive director
  • Won bicycle facilities on 35.7 miles of New Orleans roads, with an additional 34.2 miles approved with allocated funding
  • Worked with neighborhood organizations to gain support for a road diet on Esplanade Avenue when resurfaced as part of the Submerged Roads Program
  • Held community events to promote bicycling, which has more than 400 participants
  • Won installation of 100 bicycle racks with “Where Ya Rack” project in partnership with the Youth Leadership Council
  • Won adoption of a new complete streets policy at state level
  • Increased dues-paying membership by 150 percent

Innovation Grant Recipients

Active Transportation Alliance LogoActive Transportation Alliance

Chicago-based Active Transportation Alliance was awarded a $30,000 matching grant for its Active Living on the Block campaign. The campaign facilitated community-planning charettes into 24 neighborhood block parties. Active Trans used charette information to integrate transportation elements into neighborhoods’ Quality of Life Plans and provided technical assistance for neighborhood-level funding requests for built environment changes. The campaign uses community-based design to empower and energize neighborhoods with fewer economic resources and networks to make their built environment safe and accessible for biking and walking.


Outcomes:

  • Raised more than $157,000 in matching funds
  • Completed 32 “Active Living on the Block” charette workshops, which have improved the quality of life for many underserved communities by reducing traffic, increasing public health, addressing obesity, and educating residents to cope with crime
  • Created and distributed 15 customized Better Block advocacy toolkits made up of local crash statistics, walkability audits, resident survey reports, recommendations, resources guide, and local funding guides
  • Held Safe Park Zones workshops to highlight the important of creating and maintaining a safe environment around parks and received funding to develop a plan for all streets in and around Humboldt Park
  • Hired youth interns to conduct workshops and follow-up with block club leaders
  • Expanded partnerships with Ceasefire and CAPS to increase community education to deal with gangs and crimes

Cascade LogoCascade Bicycle Club Education Fund
Seattle Area’s Cascade Bicycle Club used a $16,500 matching Innovation Grant to create a replicable bikeability/walkability assessment tool to understand unique neighborhood needs and issues and identify barriers to bicycling and walking. They are also custom-creating appropriate programs to address identified barriers. Tactics in working with this underserved community likely will include multi-lingual materials, door-to-door outreach, community rides, family-friendly events, and grassroots advocacy for street improvements/bicyclist safety. The ultimate objective of this pilot is to increase the number of Southeast Seattle residents who bike and walk to Link light rail stations by 50 percent.

Outcomes:

  • Developed an assessment tool to determine how best to address the needs of the community with the development of Seattle’s Link light rail and offered programming to address those needs
  • Saw 200 percent increase in bike commuters
  • Developed the Southeast Seattle Green Bike Project, an education program, and awarded bikes to 36 participants who committed to converting at least half of their drive-alone car commutes to bike trips
  • Formed the Streets for All Seattle coalition to secure public funding for bus, pedestrian, and bicycle infrastructure improvements

Spring 2010

Startup/ Capacity Building Grant Recipients


BikeDenver LogoBikeDenver
Bike Denver received a $20,000 matching Startup/Capacity Grant to launch a comprehensive public education and outreach campaign to increase the number of people who bike in and around Denver. With assistance from a professional marketing firm, the campaign emphasized the positive effects and emotions that result from biking and empower more people in Denver to ride for fun or transportation. The grant also supported Bike Denver’s efforts to secure a commitment to build a permanent bike parking facility at Union Station, advocate for the adoption of a complete streets policy, and fully transition from an all-volunteer organization to a professionally run nonprofit.

Outcomes:

  • Raised more than $60,000 in sponsorships, donations, grants, event proceeds, and membership dues
  • Assisted in the successful launch of Denver B-Cycle and five “Energizer Stations”
  • United Station Neighborhood Company has completed design work for Union Station permanent parking facility and is beginning to introduce proposal to stakeholders
  • Provided executive-level review on an internal Complete Streets policy, which is part of a larger Living Streets package
  • Hired a second full-time staff person
  • Polled mayoral candidates on their views on bicycling and released their responses on their website
  • Established the Denver Bike Congress for business, government, and non-profit community leaders with a shared investment in making Denver a better place to ride

imageIdaho Pedestrian and Bicycle Alliance
A $20,000 matching Startup/Capacity Grant helped to elevate the Idaho Pedestrian and Bicycle Alliance’s (IPBA) into an effective voice for pedestrians and bicyclists in Idaho. The grant allowed IPBA to hire its first executive director, develop its website and new media presence, and build membership. In addition, this grant helped IPBA expand workshop offerings for local advocates at a statewide conference, enhancing the effectiveness of the many local pedestrian and bicycling advocates and groups throughout the state.

Outcomes:

  • Hired a part-time executive director
  • Raised $52,000 matching funds
  • Launched operational website
  • Membership has quadrupled


imageNew Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition
New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition used a $25,000 matching Startup/Capacity Grant to strengthen its legislative campaign to pass a vulnerable road user law and to ensure New Jersey’s recently adopted complete streets policy is implemented. This grant also helped NJBC train new bike education instructors and utilize current instructors to establish a statewide adult and child bicycle education program. In addition, NJBC hired its first executive director to manage these initiatives and take the statewide organization to the next level.

Outcomes:

  • Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • Planned the second annual New Jersey Bike Summit in February 2011
  • Raised $32,400 match
  • Hired first full-time executive director
  • Established a statewide adult and youth bicycle education program

Innovation Grant Recipients

Bicycle Alliance of Washington LogoBicycle Alliance of Washington
A $12,500 matching Innovation Grant is assisted the Bicycle Alliance of Washington in efforts to tap state funds appropriated at the local level, a newly-identified potential funding source for biking and walking projects in the state. The Bicycle Alliance introduced this funding opportunity to bicycle advocates in cities across Washington. Through outreach to key advocates, education, and local workshops, the Bicycle Alliance increased the percentage of biking and walking projects applying for and receiving this funding. This grant also helped the Alliance fulfill its mission to build bridges between the cycling community and state agencies and to develop strategic partnerships in the “hub” communities.

Outcomes:

  • Hired 2.5 additional full-time staff
  • Institutionalized Transportation Improvement Board-related outreach visits to communities around the state
  • Held Hub & Spoke meetings in six communities with 200 total attendees including advocates, bike clubs, and elected officials
  • Helped Wenatchee Valley Transportation Council begin developing a Bicycle Master Plan
  • Assisted Everett advocates to participate in the planning process of the Everett Bike Plan
  • Engaged agency staff: Washington Bike-Ped Coordinator and a Transportation Improvement Board member attended all community meetings

Bike Fed. Wisconsin LogoBicycle Federation of Wisconsin
Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin received a $20,000 matching Innovation Grant to create a district-wide Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plan and work with four pilot schools to create and implement action plans. With a new full-time SRTS Developer embedded in the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Bike Fed created a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with the Superintendent’s office and closely with school principals, students, and parents. The partnership ensured the new SRTS plan has deep support and realistic, feasible goals. The ultimate goal of this effort is to develop action plans at all 48 schools so that walking and biking become commonplace among children in the district. Bike Fed also hopes this district will serve as a model for others in the state and country.

Outcomes:

  • Leveraged $70,000 in private funds for the SRTS model program
  • Leveraged a $280,000 WisDOT grant to bring a structured SRTS program to every school in the district
  • Developed a district-wide SRTS Plan to create a holistic framework for programming at local schools that was unanimously accepted by the school board
  • Used funding to support a full-time SRTS Developer to work from within the school district’s Superintendent’s Office
  • Hired an additional 2.5 full-time employees
  • Engaged students, parents and teachers in SRTS pilot programs through a Walking School Bus, student-led photo mapping walk, bike audits, bike route suitability maps, and other events
  • Worked with the City of Madison Traffic Engineering to add additional signage and flashers in high traffic bike and pedestrian crossings

Bike PGH LogoBike Pittsburgh
A $15,000 matching Innovation Grant bolstered Bike Pittsburgh’s Car Free Fridays program. This innovative effort engages a wide range of transportation partners to focus on a mutual goal of challenging commuters not to drive alone to work. The events highlights one neighborhood each month, engaging municipal managers to encourage residents, shoppers, and patrons to commute, shop, and visit car-free. BikePGH also introduced a bike/walk calculator application to tally users calories burned, and money and emissions saved. The application provides the framework for a friendly competition between local employers and neighborhoods, and could be replicated to get entire municipalities, cities, and states competing on a per capita basis.

Outcomes:

  • Car Free Fridays events hosted by 8 districts, supported by 115 organizations/businesses, and attended by over 1100 participants
  • Received $50,000 and an additional $62,000 in-kind support for CFF
  • Established five “bike pools”
  • Three neighborhood bike/ped committees emerged, prompted by the CFF program
  • Eleven local employers were inaugurated in the first round of the Bike Friendly Employee program
  • Groups in Indianapolis and Fort Worth have started Car Free Friday initiatives inspired by the Pittsburgh model
  • Established a close partnership with the Port Authority and enjoyed free advertising on Pittsburgh buses which now have bike racks on 100% of the fleet

Consider Biking LogoConsider Biking
Columbus, OH-based Consider Biking used a $12,500 matching Innovation Grant to boost its Corporate Cycling Caucus program. Through a top-down strategy of having the area’s biggest employers enable and encourage their workers to bike for any reason, Consider Biking aims to increase local bike mode share to 2 percent of trips by 2012. To achieve this goal, Consider Biking is utilizing the principles of Community Based Social Marketing, the measurable strategy of changing behavior that has been tested and credited with many successes in Canada and Australia in the past decade. This workplace intervention program is unifying the support of the corporate community to advocate for a bicycle-friendly Columbus.

Outcomes:

  • Hired 1 additional staff
  • Leveraged $330,000 in matching funds
  • Established the first comprehensive bicycle riding database in Ohio (http://www.RideNet.net) with the ridership long-term goal of 15,000 and sbBicycle benefit card
  • Developed and implemented the 2 BY 2012 “Do It Yourself Bicycle Action Plan Kit”
  • Provided on-site consulting services to Central Ohio organizations improving bicycling infrastructure, including a $20,000 contract with the City of Columbus for a major bicycle infrastructure project
  • Delivered more than 40 bicycle safety and share the road education programs and presented at 20 health fairs
  • Began the Cbus Bike Bus program, that links experienced commuter with new riders for urban bicycling education

Fall 2010

Startup/ Capacity Building Grant Recipients


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California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund
The California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund received a $30,000 matching Startup/Capacity Grant to reenergize CBCEF and aid in the hiring of a new Executive Director. The new Executive Director will work to create and lead a traffic justice campaign; advocate for a high-speed rail system with on-board bicycle accommodations and secure bike parking; and develop a statewide recreational bicycle route to promote bicycle tourism.

Outcomes:

  • Raised over $260,000 in matching funds
  • Hired a full-time Executive Director
  • Worked to get a pilot program to include an active transportation curriculum in the physical education requirements of middle school students statewide
  • Hosted the first statewide bike summit
  • Sponsored a bill that will require Caltrans to consult with all road users before developing standards for traffic control devises and defines road users in the way that the Complete Streets Act of 2

imageMissouri Foundation for Bicycling and Walking
The Missouri Foundation for Bicycling and Walking received a $30,000 matching Startup/Capacity Grant to create a Kansas City metro area bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization. The new subsidiary will work to extend the Katy Trail; secure the designation of five Bicycle Friendly Communities in the Kansas City metro region; and achieve a coordinated regional funding system for trails and bike routes.

Outcomes

  • Leveraged almost $60,000 in matching funds
  • Leveraged $500,000 in federal transportation grants to BikeWalkKC
  • Established a new organization, BikeWalkKC, with 3 staff
  • Worked with cities in metro region to become Bicycle Friendly Communities and pass Complete Streets legislation
  • Held a Livable Streets Advocacy Training that reached neighborhoods of low-wealth Kansas City

Innovation Grant Recipients


imageLivable Memphis
The Community Development Council of Greater Memphis’ Livable Memphis Program received a $25,000 Innovation Grant to create a 1.7 mile bike-walk artway - a combination of on-road bicycle facilities and in-park greenway that completes the trail connection between two key areas of the City of Memphis. The project will increase advocacy for public investments in bicycle infrastructure, unite isolated, low-income neighborhoods with public amenities, and exemplify how street re-programming increases pedestrian traffic.

Outcomes

  • Leveraged a $170,000 in matching funds
  • Partnered with the Historic Broad Business Association for the “New Face for an Old Broad” campaign and drew more than 13,000 for one event
  • Temporary “guerilla restriping” of Broad Avenue to demonstrate public bike lanes has remained on the street with support of local businesses. 16 new businesses have opened in the corridor
  • Completed the only bike/ped connection to Overton Park from the East side

imageBicycle Coalition of Maine
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine received an $18,000 Innovation Grant for its Community Spokes Program, which leverages the expertise of BCM staff, board members and local relationships of rural citizen advocates to generate improvements in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and policy statewide. This project will serve as a model for rural communities that face challenges with advocacy capacity, bicycle funding and infrastructure.

Outcomes

  • Leveraged nearly $40,000 in matching funds
  • Completed training curriculum and toolkit
  • Presented at 48 events statewide, topics included the TE/SRTS-funded “Quality Community Transportation” program
  • Instrumented the creation or maintenance of 5 bike/ped committees

2011 Grants

Model Grants

imageBike Pittsburgh
Receiving the largest grant ever awarded through the Advocacy Advance program, Bike Pittsburgh will use $40,000 per year, for three years, to leverage partnerships, identify key bicycle and pedestrian projects and get them funded. Advocates will work closely with the City of Pittsburgh on MOVEPGH - Pittsburgh’s first comprehensive transportation plan - to ensure the plan includes recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects that are eligible for federal funding. Advocates will also work with county officials to get projects in surrounding municipalities in the queue for federal funding.

Outcomes

  • City awarded $15 million TIGER grant
  • City’s budget for bike projects increased 400%
  • MPO’s CMAQ committee approved $5.5M for bike projects in the TIP (BikePgh is an alternate on the committee)
  • Led a mayoral campaign; winning candidate vows to increase bike mode share to 10%

imageAtlanta Bicycle Coalition
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) will receive $35,000 per year, for three years, to double federal spending on bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs in the Atlanta region, and triple the bicycle mode share from 1 to 3 percent. To meet these ambitious goals, ABC will hire additional staff and work with the local metropolitan planning organizations, and the Georgia Department of Transportation, to tap into two federal funding streams currently underutilized for bicycle and pedestrian projects—the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program and the Highway Safety Improvement Program.

Outcomes

  • State passed Complete Streets policy
  • Bike/ped projects will comprise 11% of statewide CMAQ projects over the next four years
  • Bike project funding included in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) “Last Mile Connectivity Program” call for projects ($12.5 million CMAQ and STP money per year FY 2014-2017)
  • $30-40,000 CMAQ money for bicycle promotion through regional Clean Air Committee
  • Mayor Reed committed $50,000 for Atlanta Streets Alive open streets events and allocated over $2M for 15 miles of high quality bike facilities in 2013

Capacity Building Grants

imageLos Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) received a $15,000 matching grant to hire a dedicated bilingual education/outreach staff member to empower Spanish-speaking residents who lack access to bike safety and advocacy tools, and build political power for improved bicycling in L.A. by better including populations of color.

Outcomes

  • Bilingual PSA
  • Hired 1 FTE
  • Successful 7th St. Bike Lane campaign - first bike lane in downtown LA
  • City Lights bilingual education and advocacy program

imageBike Delaware
Bike Delaware advocates recently won $5 million in new dedicated funding for bicycling in Delaware in 2012 - more money than the state has ever allocated in the past. A $10,000 matching grant will help Bike Delaware create a national model to increase state bicycle and pedestrian funding by creating an action plan for state bicyclists, advocating legislation, monitoring and communicating with DelDOT, and tracking progress.

Outcomes

  • Hired first Executive Director
  • Delaware General Assembly passed its FY2013 capital budget, which included a $13.25 million state authorization for walking and bicycling
  • Broke through Delaware’s CMAQ barrier in 2011 for $480,000
  • In 2012, the MPO voted to program CMAQ funds for bicycling projects for $6.4 million in FY2012. Added onto the earlier $480,000, the new total for bike/ped projects now comprised 70% of Delaware’s entire FY2012 CMAQ program
  • Hosted first state bike summit

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