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Where we are and where we are going

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  1. Where we are and where we are going

  2. BIG for bicycling in Greensboro • History of Bicycling in Greensboro – the advocacy organization • History of bicycling in Greensboro – from the bike • Current status • Rolling into the future

  3. BIG’s Timeline • 2005 – informally established • 2007 - 501c3 nonprofit organization • 2009 – Changing Gears • January 2013 – Mission, vision & strategic plan • July 2013 – Hired executive director

  4. What We Do • Advocate – work with elected officials and staff to establish policies that create safe, comfortable bike routes throughout the area • Educate – initiate programs that provide safety training for cyclists and motorists and create public awareness campaigns that promote safe cycling • Build Community – represent all people who ride bikes through program participation and outreach opportunities

  5. Changing Gears Providing people with safe, reliable transportation

  6. BIG Opportunities • BIG Salutes – rides that showcase transportation improvements • Community Events – National Trails Day, Bike Month and Earth Day

  7. BIG Opportunities • Public Input Forums – creating one voice for all people who ride bicycles • Greensboro Ride of Silence – part of an international ride to honor bicyclists seriously injured in crashes with motor vehicles • BIG’s Apple Pie Ride – annual fundraiser

  8. How BIG • Organization Sustainability – vibrant, engaged membership with volunteer opportunities • Major Donors – individuals who financially support the ongoing efforts of BIG • Corporate Sponsors – local businesses that understand the economic impacts of a robust bicycling culture • Community Partners – other nonprofit organizations and neighborhoods that encourage bicycling for health, transportation and FUN!

  9. The state of bicycling in Greensboro • Bicycle, Pedestrian & Greensways Master Plan (2006) • Bicycle Friendly Community (2009)

  10. The state of bicycling in Greensboro Cone Boulevard Underpass on the A & Y Greenway (2010) From Google Earth

  11. The state of bicycling in Greensboro Norfolk Southern Bicycle & Pedestrian Underpass at UNCG (2013)

  12. The state of bicycling in Greensboro Greensboro Fat Tire Society builds & maintains mountain bike trails • 36 miles • signed bike routes • 35 miles • paved shared-use paths • 13 miles • natural-surface, shared-use paths • 28 miles • singletrack paths Photo courtesy of Morgan Lommele

  13. Rolling into the future • Safe, comfortable connections between different facilities • Additional bicycle facilities including bike lanes, greenways, trails, bike parking and associated facilities (lockers, showers, fix-it stations, etc.) • Bike share program • Partnership between elected officials, municipal staff and bicyclists • Enhanced education opportunities for bicyclists, motorists and law enforcement personnel • Community events that encourage safe, fun bicycling

  14. Wheels turning for better bicycling