Since 1999, we have awarded more than 372 grants to bicycling projects and programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our seven Fall 2016 grant awardees are building better places to ride from Rhode Island to Alaska:
Let's All Bike: The 0s3 Movement (pronounced “zero stress” in Spanish) is working to make bicycling easier and more accessible in its small border town of Nogales, AZ. PeopleForBikes’ grant of $1,860 will help place six bike racks in public and retail locations and install a bike fixit station at the downtown Mercado.
Bike-Friendly Valdez: Fatbikes provide new options for transportation and recreation in snowy states. This $5,000 grant will help the town of Valdez, AK make riding a true year-round activity. Levitation 49 will use its PeopleForBikes grant to install three bike repair stations in key locations and purchase a grooming attachment to create bike lanes along Nordic and multi-use winter trails.
New Haven Bike Month 2017: Open Streets: New Haven (CT) Bike Month will expand a pilot project from 2016 to at least five new communities. PeopleForBikes funding of $6,000 will support planning for open streets days focused on the neighborhoods’ culture and needs, and an urban design course for local elementary school students who will use their learning to design and implement pop-up bike lanes during the events.
Tulsa Hub: Facility Equity Initiative: PeopleForBikes $6,290 grant will be used to purchase and install bike racks for 144 bikes in up to 14 locations that serve the city’s population of house-less and economically disadvantaged adults. This bike parking will help Tulsa Hub meets its mission of transportation empowerment for the communities it serves.
Bike Racks for Rhode Island: The Steel Yard’s Weld to Work program joins training for low income community members with attractive and functional bike parking to create a win for Rhode Islanders. With PeopleForBikes support of $10,000, the Steel Yard will install 32 beautiful bike racks free of charge to communities in need across the state.
Rock Island Greenway - Phase 2: PeopleForBikes' $10,000 funding will help the City of Ruston, LA add two miles to this multi-use trail, connecting multiple destinations including Louisiana Tech University, a low-income neighborhood, retail, restaurants, businesses and schools. When complete, the Greenway will extend six miles and provide a safe and appealing way for residents to get around by bike.
South Washington Avenue Bridge: Thrive Allen County (Iola, KS) will use this $10,000 grant award to construct a bike/ped bridge over Elm Creek, connecting the town to a former quarry site that is now home to Elks Lake and the Lehigh Portland Trails. The site provides residents of this small town with easy access to a growing network of multi-use and mountain bike trails for recreation and exercise.
Check out our Get Local Map for grants funded in your state!