The Award is to Help to Implement Creative and Impactful Bike-Friendly Street Designs to Help Save Lives and Support Climate-Friendly Transportation.
Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched a scheme to help cities create safe cycling routes. Ten cities will be awarded up to $1m each and will also be given help designing the schemes and engaging with residents and potential opposition.
Sadik-Khan said that in New York, despite its relatively compact size, motor vehicles were still king. She added that the battles to create bike lanes had helped create a wealth of evidence about the benefits of cycle infrastructure.
This first-of-its-kind program is open to cities with over 100,000 residents and applications can be submitted between November 10, 2022, and February 3, 2023. Starting today, cities can preview the application, express interest, and sign up for application webinars at https://bloombergcities.jhu.edu/bici.
Successful cities need transportation systems that allow people to move safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Comprehensive cycling networks can meet these needs while also improving public health and wellbeing. Research consistently shows that building cycling infrastructure also provides social benefits that are orders of magnitude beyond their investment and that people who cycle are healthier and happier. However, a significant barrier to cycling in many cities is the lack of safe cycling infrastructure. BICI is designed to help city leaders meet the urgent need to build more connected and expansive cycling infrastructure that serves as many residents as possible.
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