The application for Green Lane Project 2 is now closed. Winners will be announced in March, 2014.
Who should apply
The Green Lane Project is unique cross-sector partnership of leading cities. Only local government entities may apply. Applicant agencies must serve a minimum population of 80,000 and have at least one protected bike lane project in the pipeline for 2014-2015 implementation to be considered. We encourage all cities that are actively engaged in building a protected lane project to apply. Select cities that are not chosen to be focus cities but demonstrate significant potential will be invited to be part of the Green Lane Network, which will track national progress and share regular information and updates on the latest developments in protected bike lane design and implementation.
Non-profits, private sector organizations, businesses, community groups, other agencies and individuals are not eligible to apply. However, demonstrations of support from these voices is an important part of the application.
Selection to be a Green Lane Project 2 focus city will be determined by several factors. Successful applications will demonstrate:
Additional factors that will be considered in the selection of six focus cities:
Our portfolio will be geographically diverse, with a range of city sizes and urban forms, and will include cities at various stages of developing bike networks – from those just beginning to established leaders working to complete the network.
We will also look for:
Benefits of being a focus city
The Green Lane Project has been described as a fellowship for cities. If your city is selected, you’ll join a unique partnership of leading city practitioners who are making real changes to the ways our streets work.
The benefits include:
Expectations of focus cities
Participation as a focus city involves various expectations, including ongoing collaboration and communication with the Green Lane Project team and other focus cities, biannual reporting, and occasional travel to participate in study tours, workshops and other events.
Focus cities are expected to:
The lead city contact — most likely the person charged with filling out the application — will be the primary point of communication with the Green Lane Project team. The lead contact will be the principal organizer of the city’s participation in Green Lane Project activities, including identifying delegates for events. Requirements will vary seasonally, but expect to devote an average of 2 hours per week to Green Lane Project business.
The collaboration is most successful when it involves broad participation across agencies, sectors and departments. The lead contact is encouraged to involve all team members who are actively engaged in the vision, design, communications, outreach and implementation of protected bike lane projects. For study tours and workshops in particular, participation of heads of transportation departments or equivalent, elected officials, other agency staff and community leaders will deliver the most satisfying results.
2014 International Study Tour dates:
• June 22-28, 2014 - Denmark
• September 22-28, 2014 - the Netherlands
Selected cities will be invited to send up to 4 people on one of these two expeditions in 2014. Four different participants may join a second study tour in 2015. Over the course of the two-year program, delegates from each city will have an opportunity to visit both Denmark and the Netherlands.
*The Green Lane Project covers travel and participation costs for domestic events, but local funds are required for airfare (4 participants per year) on international study tours to the Netherlands and Denmark. In the past, a variety of sources have been tapped for this, including local foundations, community groups, city travel budgets or personal funds. We’re committed to assembling the best quality delegations and are willing to assist and collaborate with participants to secure funding.
Application ‘Office Hours’ webinars
The Green Lane Project team will host webinars throughout the application period to answer questions and provide direction on the application process.
October 30 - Tips on the Green Lane Project application for advocates and community groups. Hosted by the Alliance for Biking and Walking. This webinar is concluded, but you can watch the replay.
November 13, 12 pm PST/3 pm EST - Considering applying? A Green Lane Project primer for prospective applicants from city government agencies. Hosted by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. This webinar is concluded. Watch the replay.
December 11, 11 am PST/2 pm EST - In-depth Q&A with applicant cities. This webinar is concluded. Watch the replay.
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The full application can be downloaded for offline reference, but must be submitted by January 14, 2014 using the online submission process.
Supplemental Application Materials
The following supplemental materials are required to complete the application:
The following supplemental materials are optional – please limit this to no more than 10 additional letters or links:
Links to materials on the web are preferred over uploaded files. Files of up to 5 MB can be submitted in the online application.