The Better Bike Share Partnership announced that it will issue $200,000 grants to organizations in five cities as part of its Living Lab program, an initiative that provides technical assistance to participants who seek to advance micromobility efforts in low-income segregated communities. This grant cycle is entering its third iteration and will last for two and a half years. Four of the Living Lab grant recipients are new, including:
The City of Philadelphia will also continue its participation as a Living Lab city in partnership with Bicycle Transit Systems and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. In this grant cycle, the City will to grow its bike ambassador programs as Indego, Philadelphia’s bikeshare operator, seeks to double its fleet and expand into underserved needs over the next five years. Indego and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia already operate a variety of outreach and education programs as grantees of the Better Bike Share Partnership.
As bikeshare programs continue to grow across the United States, equitable service to communities in need has been a growing concern. The Livable Lab program is an example of how foundations, community organizations, municipal governments, and bikeshare providers can coordinate to ensure that diverse communities are well-served.
Last updated March 5, 2021