Seed grants helping Georgia’s universities be more bike friendly

Last year, our Seed Grants programs funded ten start-up bicycle advocacy and outreach programs across the state. Two of our grant recipients were from Georgia’s higher education institutions, and both of these groups are working hard to make Georgia’s universities more bicycle friendly. Check out the inspiring success stories below, and, if you have an innovative bike promotion or advocacy effort in need of funding, submit your application for a 2012 Seed Grant today!

Our friends at Georgia Tech used their Seed Grant to pay for a Bike Mentor program, which pairs new/interested bike commuters with experienced cyclists that can help them get started. They also used the funding for new campus bike maps, as well as for website expenses and safety materials.

Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson rode with students during the 2011 Bike Week

Bike Emory, our other 2011 recipient, sends this report on their Seed Grant-funded activities:

Emory University is using the funding provided by GA Bikes to secure a matching grant from the Clifton Corridor Transit Management Association to produce a safety video in addition to the banners, collateral and targeted police enforcement already planned for the campaign.· Filming for the video will take place in March and will be written, directed and casted by Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, based in Atlanta, GA.· The campaign will rollout in April 2012 and the video will be distributed on-line and through various social media channels.