PeopleForBikes

Boulder, CO

About the Project

Who We Are

PeopleForBikes is the movement to make riding better for everyone. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, we’re uniting people to create a powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits.

Our goal is to make every bike ride better, whether that ride takes you on trails, down to the grocery store, or all the way across town. Why? Because when people ride bikes, great things happen for our bodies and our minds, and our local and global communities.­­


 

Community Grants Program

The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program provides funding for important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the U.S. These projects include bike paths and rail trails, as well as mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives.

Since 1999, we have awarded 272 grants to non-profit organizations and local governments in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Our investments total nearly $2.5 million and have leveraged $650 million in public and private funding. Also, we have contributed millions to national groups and programs like the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, the League of American Bicyclists, and the International Mountain Bicycling Association, ensuring safer places to ride for both children and adults.

Head over to our Get Local Map to see what grants we've awarded in your area.


 

Green Lane Project

ljsdfljdsaljas

The Green Lane Project is a PeopleForBikes program helping cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. We focus on protected bike lanes, which are on-street lanes separated from traffic by curbs, planters, parked cars, or posts.

We work closely with leading U.S. cities to speed the installation of these lanes around the country. In the first two years of the project (2012 and 2013), we worked with Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Memphis, IL, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC. In March of 2014, we selected six new cities: Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Denver, CO, Indianapolis, IN, Pittsburgh, PA and Seattle, WA.

Protected bike lanes are part of a connected system for biking around town, which is an essential ingredient of a great place to live and work. They are a simple tool to transform city streets into places where more people feel comfortable riding a bike, making it easier to get around, save money, and live an active life.

While protected bike lanes have worked well in places like Denmark and the Netherlands for many decades, they have only recently arrived on U.S. shores. Between 1874 and 2011, only 76 of these facilities were built nationwide. This number nearly doubled to 138 protected bike lanes within the first two years of the Green Lane Project. The predicted count by the end of 2014 is 201, and the number is expected to continue to grow dramatically.


 

Get Involved

Add your name to help make biking better. With every name collected, we're one step closer to creating a unified voice for bicyclists all across the country. Help us reach our goal of better riding for everyone!

Head over to our Get Local Map to see key stats for each state, which of our retailers members are in your community, what local projects we've helped fund and more.

$574.00
raised
83
backers

By backing the project, any gear you purchase through our site will automatically raise money for it, at no cost to you.


Project Info

Project created by peopleforbikes

Website: http://www.peopleforbikes.org/

Social Media:


Project Activity

An anonymous user funded this project.

$6.86, Sept. 2, 2017


An anonymous user funded this project.

$10.85, Aug. 26, 2017


An anonymous user funded this project.

$1.66, July 9, 2017


An anonymous user funded this project.

$2.99, June 6, 2017


An anonymous user funded this project.

$2.83, April 18, 2017


An anonymous user funded this project.

$4.45, April 17, 2017


An anonymous user funded this project.

$7.37, April 9, 2017


An anonymous user funded this project.

$11.04, Feb. 17, 2017