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Toledo, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public or private transit access

Description: This project upgraded a bus stop near the clinic with a bench and shelter. It also improved ride-sharing arrangements with a new partnership and installed bike racks at the clinic.

La Union, NM

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public or private transit access

Description: This project built a covered bus stop at a central location in the town. It also installed a gazebo with benches outside the community center.

Perry, IA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public or private transit access

Description: This project installed ADA-compliant benches at city bus stops and instituted improved signage (including bilingual signs at designated stops) throughout the system. Additionally, Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency gave free rides to passengers who participated in a local health study.

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Hamtramck, MI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: The Joe Louis Greenway is a planned recreational pathway between Hamtramck and Detroit intended to unify the region's neighborhoods, people and parks. Organizers with Eastern Michigan University hoped to help shape the design for an alleyway connecting to the greenway. They planned a pop-up activation of the alley, turning it into a pedestrian-friendly route and community gathering space. The demonstration featured temporary traffic-calming measures, as well as sidewalk bump outs meant to make crossing the street easier. Organizers surveyed visitors during the demonstration, using their feedback to inform permanent changes to the alley.

Detroit, MI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Accessibility of amenities

Description: To welcome older adults and people with mobility challenges, this project installed an ADA-compliant boardwalk and deck near Mission Point, a nursing and rehabilitation facility. In addition to creating a flat walking surface, volunteers installed seating to give visitors a place to rest. The improvements are part of the larger Circle Forest project, an effort to clean up and restore native wildlife to twelve vacant lots in Detroit.

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