Better Bike Share Partnership

Partnership grants $532,000 for more equitable bike share 

 

Boulder, CO (May 10, 2016) — The Better Bike Share Partnership, a collaboration between the City of Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, PeopleForBikes Foundation and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has awarded $532,000 in grants to make bike share programs more equitable in cities across the country. The Better Bike Share Partnership, funded by The JPB Foundation, strives to increase access to and use of bike share in underserved communities.

 

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 excited to partner with systems and their community-based partners to develop and test strategies to make bike share systems more accessible and comfortable for everyone.”

 

“We’re excited that this funding will enable nine cities to be innovators in this field,” said Carniesha Kwashie, Grant Manager with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems and the Better Bike Share Partnership administrator. “Lessons learned from their experiences will guide future efforts to enhance the bike share industry’s potential to significantly improve how many people can move throughout their communities.”