We've Met Our First Fundraising Goal!
The principal of Calcutt M.S. is really leading on Bike-to-School Day--agreeing to bike that day from East Providence, and agreeing to pay for the entire breakfast portion of the fundraising. So all funds raised on Indiegogo will now go to our safe-routes-to-school goals. Please donate.
All Funds Raised Go to Making Central Falls Bike-Friendly!
As part of making Central Falls a more bikeable place, 1/3 of funds raised will go to adequate bike racks for the middle school's playground, and 2/3 towards protected bike lanes as Central Falls adds them.
How can adequate bike safety improve the lives of children? This is what a school is Assen, Netherlands looks like. UNICEF places the Netherlands in the highest ranks of countries well-suited to children because of the independence and safety that the country's design offers them. Other cycling leaders like Sweden, Finland, and Denmark also top the list.
Neighborhoods in the Netherlands that once struggled have been transformed by biking. This is from Der Pijp, which in the 1970s was a really rough and dispiriting place to live as a child.
This is the same neighborhood today:
Central Falls is on its way to offering safe and equitable transportation to its students. Help support Central Falls Bike-to-School Day and donate.