E-bike webinar: Using pilot programs to navigate e-bike use on the trail

During this webinar we will explain how electric mountain bike (eMTB) pilot programs can assist land managers in making data-driven decisions regarding e-bike use on their trails. We will cover the basics on how to implement a pilot program, how pilot programs can benefit communities, and lessons learned from other land managers who have completed their own pilot program. This webinar will be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes available for Q+A at the end.

Webinar: The Role of Trails in Economic Recovery

As Congress plans for the country’s economic recovery from COVID-19, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has been collecting compelling opportunities for trail and active transportation networks to play a critical role in getting people back to work while contributing to healthy, safe and equitable communities. This free webinar will give you an overview of how economic stimulus plans and reauthorization of the federal transportation law could advance trails and active transportation, and how you can help.

Greenway Today: NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver Webinar

Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance for this important interview with NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver. Silver and our Deputy Director Niles Barnes will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting New York City parks and greenways, efforts to make sure all communities get the physical and mental health relief that is needed and the impact this global economic and health crisis will have on parks moving forward.

Webinar: Transportation in the Coronavirus Era

Hear three panelists share their current thinking on the transportation challenges that we are facing and how they’re responding and planning ahead. We will also discuss biking’s unique role in the Coronavirus Era and how we can support more people to take up riding at this time.

Georgia advocacy organizations working to connect people with donated bikes during pandemic

In Georgia, bicycles are essential transportation for many who need to get around during the coronavirus outbreak. This might include traveling to essential jobs, running crucial errands, or participating in mutual aid for vulnerable people who cannot leave their homes.

Bike Walk Macon is partnering with Re-Cycle Macon to connect Maconites who have an extra, ready-to-ride bicycle to Maconites who need one through Bike Match Macon. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has rolled out Bike Match Atlanta

Bike Walk Savannah is taking a slightly different approach. Throughout the year its New Standard Cycles team works with area non-profits and service agencies to assist their clients in finding transportation. During the current crisis they will be temporarily working directly with individuals to provide free bicycles.

Live elsewhere in the state and need a bike to reach important destinations? Or have one to donate? We’ve got you covered. Georgia Bikes launched Bike Match Georgia today!

Thank you to New York City’s Transportation Alternatives for sharing their Bike Match program model with us. 

Webinar: Emergency Stabilization and Economic Recovery Recommendations

The economic collapse brought on by the spread of COVID-19 has necessitated urgent action to protect our economy. With a $2 trillion emergency stabilization package already approved, Congress and the administration will continue developing other economic recovery legislation over the coming weeks and months. It should prioritize safety and increase access to jobs and other essential services through investments in Complete Streets and promote equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) and mobility.

Cycling in coronavirus coverage from around Georgia

Cycling in coronavirus coverage from around Georgia

As the coronavirus pandemic continues in Georgia, news organizations have taken note of cycling’s role in mobility, public health, and the economy in communities around the state. Here’s how bicycles are making headlines in Georgia:

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See a story we should add to this list? Let us know!

Virtual Bike Party

It’s all about social distancing and coping with staying at home. Take a nice leisurely bike ride and post a video of your personal bike party in this facebook event. In your video, tell us why biking is important to you, your family, your kids, or your community. Ride fun, safe, and solo (or with your pandemic partners) in your yard or neighborhood, but please keep your distance by staying more than 6 feet away from others and remember to wash your hands. More information.

Bike Walk Savannah Wednesday Walks

Staying physically active is important for both physical AND mental health, and is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s why Bike Walk Savannah is encouraging everyone to get out for a walk around their neighborhood or yard! Tune in on Wednesday for a prompt of something to share from your adventure, and take photos to share your walk. Make sure to tag Bike Walk Savannah and #BikeWalkSAV #WednesdayWalks.

COVID-19 response: Bike industry guidance on Small Business Association loans

During this webinar, we will dive more deeply into finding the correct grant or loans for your business, the process of applying for grants and loans and what those mean for your business and employees. We’ll be joined by Burl Kelton, Public Affairs Specialist at the Small Business Association to help navigate Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EILD) and Steve White, Colorado SBA District Office Lender Relations Specialist, to help explain the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)