Ramping Up For The Big Jump

BigJump“For years now, cities around the US have been realizing that with simple investments, bicycles become a practical part of life in a great city. One piece at a time, cities have been learning how to make that happen. Leading cities are now working to fit it all together. They want to connect stand-alone projects into safe and convenient networks and see the Big Jump in physical activity, economic investment and neighbourhood connectivity that follows. It’s about connecting the dots, linking together protected bike lanes, quiet side streets and separate pathways, helping people get to where they want to go – jobs, education, transit, recreation.”

Cities are now applying to be one of ten selected by People For Bikes for help with Big Jump integration projects. Of note, 20% of the letters of intent to date are from cities of less than 50,000 population.  Learn more here, and view the promo video here.

Author: Alan Medcalf

Alan is a post-corporate, volunteer, community builder living in Brockville, Ontario. He seeks to create sustainable lifestyle advantage for the community by creating opportunities for more people to choose to walk and to ride bikes. He promotes the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of active mobility.