Highlights the Week of Ending October 14, 2022
Upcoming Webinar: The Week Without Driving Campaign
Thursday, October 20th, 2022
The Disability Mobility Initiative just completed its second and very successful Week Without Driving campaign to draw attention to the transportation needs of non-drivers. Participants included state legislators, county commissioners, even the head of the state DOT! How did they build the campaign, how did it affect participants, and how can you run this campaign in your community? Learn from the organizers and participants and help the Week Without Driving to spread to more places next year!
New Resource: Economic Indicators Library
The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has added a new tool, the Economic Indicators Library, to its Create Thriving, Activity-Friendly Communities resources which are designed to help communities to make the business case for investing in equitable, environmental improvements to promote physical activity. The library contains 10 data indicators affecting local quality of life, such as air quality, housing affordability, green space, and life expectancy. Users will find helpful resources to measure the economic benefits of activity-friendly communities. The library complements the tool’s other resources, including a customizable presentation, talking points, and a factsheet.
New Funding Opportunity: Thriving Communities Program
US Department of Transportation’s new Thriving Communities Program aims to ensure that disadvantaged communities have the technical tools and organizational capacity to compete for federal aid and deliver quality infrastructure projects that enable their communities and neighborhoods to thrive. This program facilitates the planning and development of transportation and community revitalization activities and provides tools to ensure that under-resourced communities can access the historic funding provided in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Applicants can either apply to receive support or provide support to others.
New Funding Opportunity: Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure
Led in partnership with the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI), the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure will:
Fund ambitious cycling infrastructure projects by providing grants of $400k USD to $1M USD.
Refine project plans by connecting winning cities with world-class technical assistance from GDCI.
Implement projects and track progress by training city leaders on data collection, resident engagement and other industry best practices.
Connect cities with a global network of peers.
Application submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis from November 10, 2022, to February 3, 2023.