Having the backing to invest in bicycle improvements and programs is essential to any community or organization. This section discusses strategies to garner long term political and financial support for bicycling and pedestrian facilities and other programs through institutionalization. It examines several keyfunding sources—governmental, private, and others-at various community levels. It also provides a brief history of major federal legislation that has provided funding for bicycle improvements.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Sunday, June 28, 2009
Electric Bike Conversion Kit Motorino-500
Some conversion kits have better torque, some better speed. MOTORINO conversion kit has them both. The motor and controller are designed and made by Korean company. The motor is high speed brushless with steel gears made in Japan. Its small size and light weight may mislead you about its performance but you must try it to believe the high torque it provides. Its neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets motor, coupled with sophisticated controller works at 5400 rpm which after 15 times reduction increase the torque of the motor up to 70 Nm. And all this is achieved with only 17Amp current consumption from the battery.
Motor: 500W high speed brushless geared
Controller: 48V 17AH with cruise control
Battery: VRLA or 10AH Lithium-Ion
Wheel Sizes: 16”, 20”, 26”
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, a community resource of the National Park Service. Rivers & Trails staff work with community groups and local and State governments to conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways.
The Rails to Trails Conservancy’s Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse
Click here for an outline of goals, policies and ongoing planning activities recommended by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) to be included in every state and metropolitan Long Range Plan.
The FHWA page of links for publications, design and program guidance
A list of American Trails bike trail-related links
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), a great resource for bike trails.
Employer and employee guides for bicycling to work
More resources for encouraging employees to bike to work
Create-a-Commuter, a program from the Community Cycling Center in Portland, OR.
Bicycle commuter Mentor Program in Charlotte, NC.
Information on Spokane, WA's Bike Buddy Program.
Link to Boulder, CO – a city with a well-integrated network.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
The Alliance for Biking & Walking will award a total of $250,000 in
2009. Advocacy Advance Grants will range from $5,000–$30,000.
Approximately $125,000 will be available for Round 1 and another
$125,000 in Round 2. Each round will include a balance of Start-up and
Innovation Grants. The Alliance’s ability to award grants is dependent
upon receipt of the support pledged for this program.
These grants are to help catapult emerging and developing organizations with matching challenge grants. Awards of $5,000–$30,000 will match dollar for dollar new funds raised within six months. These funds are to help leverage private and public investment and launch campaigns that are proven to grow bicycling and walking. Priority for Start-up Grants will be given to organizations serving cities and states with the greatest potential for biking and walking advocacy organizations. Funding may be used to develop staff, membership, and resources to reach target outcomes that both support an increase in biking and walking and sustain the organization. Advance funding will be considered, but the majority of funding will be paid when funds have been raised and/or pledges have been committed in writing.
These grants are intended to help organizations take bold steps to
increase bicycling, walking, and safety. These grants can be used to
fund activities that will:
- Yield new sources of funding for biking and walking (e.g. new revenue streams and old programs that are ripe for change)
- Spur groundbreaking designs (e.g. Euro designs, reprogramming of streets space)
- Create innovative marketing and encouragement programs (e.g. new media, new audiences, social marketing)
- Develop cause-related marketing and mainstream partnerships (e.g. transit, seniors, health, business)
- Improve, expand or extend an existing program that promises further success
goal is to create successful models that can spread throughout North
America. Priority for Innovation Grants will be given to established
organizations who demonstrate a clear work plan to develop and freely
share their innovative program. Grants from $5,000–$30,000 will be
awarded for winning proposals. Matching funds and over-matches are
encouraged and will be evaluated favorably.
Advocacy Advance Grants Round 2:
- Deadline for Inquiry Application: August 26, 2009
- Inquiry Applicant Notification: September 11, 2009
- Deadline for Full Proposal: October 13, 2009
- Applicant Notification: October 30, 2009
In exceptional circumstances, grant applications outside the official grant rounds will be considered. Contact Chanda for more details.
Applications must be complete and all attachments e-mailed to grants@PeoplePoweredMovement.org by the deadline date. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. If you have questions or need help with your application, do not wait until the last minute to contact the Alliance staff.
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Find reports, articles, and statistics that you need to support your advocacy work. Resource topics in this category include bicycling, walking and automobile stats, transportation and the environment, health, safety, and social and environmental justice.
Find information on bicycling including bicycle use, safety, the bike industry, bicycling fact sheets, and how you can access local data.
Find statistics on autombile use and socioeconomics.
If you are looking to make a case for how bicycling, walking, and community design can have positive economic effects you've come to the right place! Also find data relating to road use and taxes, and the cost of cars.
If you want to make an argument for the environmental benefits of bicycling and walking you've come to the right place! Find data on the effect of transportation infrastructure and mode choice on habitat fragmentation, biodiversity, air pollution, and global warming. Find reports and fact sheets that reveal the environmental impacts of a car-dominated culture and how bicycling and walking are a big part of the green transportation solution.
Find resources here to help you argue for the health benefits of bicycling and walking. Included are resources on the obesity epidemic and how bicycling, walking, and community design can contribute to improved public health.
Find information here on policies and legislation that support bicycling and walking including policies for funding, complete streets policies, and those that protect safety.
Find reports and data on bicycle and pedestrian safety and ways you can promote safety in your community.
Find resources on transportation equity including affordable housing and transportation and data on the socioeconomics of transportation.
Find data on walking mode share, pedestrian safety, and other stats related to walking.