Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on January 22nd, 2009 at 7:20 am
The grant has been made through Bikes Belong’s Paul David Clark Best Practices Grants program. That program — which was established in honor of avid cyclist Paul Clark who was killed by a vehicle while riding his bike in 2005 — makes awards to “exemplary organizations that are supporting their communities through bicycling, establishing innovative bike programs for young riders, and setting—and raising—the bicycle-advocacy bar.”
In an email to their members sent out this morning, Bikes Belong said the CCC is a,
“stellar model for established and aspiring bike-advocacy groups that are working to create and enhance community bike programs across the country.
Additionally, the group’s research and collaboration with the Portland-based Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation helps to establish best practices in bicycle commuting—particularly with regard to low-income and minority populations.”
The CCC joins some very esteemed company with this award. The three other $10,000 grant winners announced this morning included the non-profit Transportation Alternatives in New York City, the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League in California, and the innovative Freiker program in Boulder Colorado.
— More on the Paul David Clark Bicycle Safety Fund at BikesBelong.org.