NOTE: Thank you for your interest in our living lab program. The period to submit a Letter of Interest has passed.
In 2024, BBSP will launch the second round of Living Labs, a program designed to support, showcase, and learn lessons from partnerships that are addressing a key barrier to access and use of shared micromobility (SMM) for communities of color and those living with limited incomes. Living Labs will build on the work of Philadelphia – the first BBSP Living Lab city – and others by piloting, expanding, replicating, or scaling strategies and tactics related to a specific issue or barrier.
As an example, Philadelphia and the Indego system have created more access to bike share by establishing and refining their Community Ambassador program in the years since launch in 2015. The best practices and resources developed from this process and program have informed other Ambassador programs across the country. Other BBSP Living Labs have broken down barriers related to: transit integration, youth access, representation in the decision-making process, pricing, commuting, system expansion, and adaptive micromobility. What barriers to shared micromobility exist in your community? We want to help you tackle them.
- September 19, 2023 — Call for Letters of Interest
- November 17, 2023 — Letters of Interest due
- January 15, 2024 — PeopleForBikes will invite full proposals
- March 15, 2024 — Proposals due
- April 29, 2024 — Grantees are announced
- May-June — Contracting process
- July 2024 — Kickoff event for grantees
Living Lab grantees will receive:
- Grant funding of $200,000 over two years
- Technical support from BBSP partners and other industry leaders
- Scholarships and travel stipends to present at relevant conferences
For more details on the Living Lab program, please refer to our 2023 Information & Guidelines document.
Please direct any questions to Tangier Barnes Wright, Senior Partnership and Program Manager, PeopleForBikes, email@example.com, 970.405.7467.