Local Spokes Coalition in M’Finda Kalunga Garden.

In the spring of 2012, AAFE and other members of the Local Spokes Coalition officially unveiled our neighborhood Bicycling Action Plan.  There was a celebration in M’Finda Kalunga Garden in Manhattan’s Chinatown.  You can read more about the plan below, or review the entire report here:

Neighborhood Action Plan: A Vision For Bicycling on the Lower East Side and Chinatown

 

About the Action Plan

In 2010 Local Spokes came together to develop a community-driven process that could shape the future of bicycling in our neighborhoods. Over the past year, Local Spokes has collected 1,200 community surveys and conducted numerous visioning sessions with more than 250 community residents throughout the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Issues such as accessibility for low-income residents, safety concerns, the NYC bike share program, job creation, education and infrastructure were included.

Local Spokes’ Neighborhood Action Plan identifies key findings that address local transportation infrastructure, bicycle education and safety, and the role of bicycling in creating and sustaining local jobs. The Plan synthesizes strategic recommendations generated from our comprehensive community outreach and visioning process. In the coming year Local Spokes will work to implement a core of activities from this Action Plan that furthers the issues and priorities identified through community visioning. Local Spokes will partner with public entities and ally organizations to advocate for the strategic recommendations which involve the investment of public resources and broader, systemic changes that improve cycling in the neighborhood.

 

PRESS COVERAGE

Local Spokes Unveils Plan to Improve Bike Accessibility in Diverse Communities (link) – The Lo-Down;  June 6, 2012.

Grassroots Coalition Crafts Action Plan For Lower East Side Cycling (link) – Streetsblog; June 4, 2012.

Group to Release Action Plan For Biking in Chinatown and the LES (link) – DNA Info; May 31, 2012.