Better Bike Share grantees gather in Philly for kickoff

by: Stefani Cox

BBSP 2018-19 grantees
2018-19 Grantees.
Source: Brenda Hernandez of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.

The 2018-19 Better Bike Share Challenge Grantees gathered in Philadelphia this week for a couple days of getting to know each other, goal setting, and training in racial equity and inclusion.

Grantees and Better Bike Share staff arrived in Philly Monday afternoon for an overview of BBSP’s work and to have a chance to briefly share their aims and anticipated challenges for the grant period. The next morning everyone met at The William Penn Foundation for an all-day training by the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE).

On Wednesday, the program concluded with logistics, preparation for our fall conference, as well as thoughts on how to measure the success of bike share equity work.

2018 BBSP grantee kickoff 2
Source: Waffiyyah Murray of City of Philadelphia.

2018 BBSP grantee kickoff 3
Source: Waffiyyah Murray of City of Philadelphia.

“It was a great kickoff, with engaged, enthusiastic participants representing all of our new round of grantees,” said Zoe Kircos, Director of Grants and Partnerships with PeopleForBikes.

Here’s the list of 2018-19 grantees and their project descriptions, in case you missed it the first time around. Stay tuned for a series of profiles on each grantee and their individual work!

The Better Bike Share Partnership is funded by The JPB Foundation as a collaborative between the City of Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the PeopleForBikes Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or sign up for our weekly newsletter.