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CCC announces bike safety grants

Posted by on December 30th, 2005 at 2:09 am

The Community Cycling Center has funding through the Oregon Dept. of Transportation for grants up to $5,000 for “innovative and creative” bike safety programs that “incorporate a strong educational element.”

Applications are due Feb 23.

For more information or to receive your application packet, contact Jen Robinson with your name, name of your agency/ organization, full postal address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.

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  • [...] On that note, if you have an idea on how your group can improve bike safety, check out the CCC’s bike safety grants program. And for more on safety, check out the charts and tips on my Bike Safety page. [...]

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  • [...] The successful “Get Lit” program, which gives out lights to Portland cyclists, is expanding into helmets. Community activist and Shift volunteer Jeff Bernards is spear-heading the program with his usual, “take it to the streets” style. Jeff, working with Shift to Bikes, has received a grant of $3380 through the ODOT funded, Community Cycling Center bike safety grant program. Jeff has tried to provide free helmets to cyclists before, but previous grants allowed him only to pass out coupons which could be redeemed at local bike shops for $10 off a helmet. Unfortunately, only 10% of riders actually redeemed the coupons. This new grant will allow Jeff to bring about 400 helmets directly to those in need, on a custom-made trailer he plans to pick up this weekend. [...]

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