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Anchorage, AK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Reconnecting Communities

Description: This initiative aims to bring together the Fairview neighborhood, which a highway split in two 60 years ago, resulting in decades of disinvestment and adverse safety and health impacts. NeighborWorks will host placemaking events encouraging residents of all ages to reenvision and revitalize the corridor.

Los Angeles, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Reconnecting Communities

Description: Neighbors living on either side of a freeway, which has bisected the area for decades, will come together at pop-up events to identify solutions to reconnect their neighborhoods. The events will specifically welcome patients at the nearby hospital, as well as older adult residents.

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Sioux Falls, SD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: A community health assessment showed Sioux Falls residents wanted better bike amenities to help them keep physically active. To support bikeability, the City installed benches and bike maintenance stations along a popular bike route. Additionally, the City installed two electric wheelchair charging stations at public library branches that sit along the bike path, allowing people of all ages and abilities to use it. If individuals have more opportunities to get on a bike and know there are amenities on the trail to make their ride more comfortable, they will likely increase their regular activity levels using a bike for recreation and for commuting, project leader Mary Michaels said. Organizers say the project also raised awareness about safety on the trail, as well as the community's accessibility needs.

Sioux Falls, SD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: The City of Sioux Falls hoped to encourage residents to consider active transportation -- walking and biking -- as a way to get around. To do this, the City created a quick-build infrastructure kit, which it used to install a temporary protected bike lane at one location and a curb bump-out at another. The bump out -- a safe extension of the sidewalk into the street -- makes pedestrians more visible to drivers and shortens the distance needed to cross the street. City planners gathered feedback from cyclists in the community, who suggested possible future locations for protected bike lanes. Because the infrastructure kit is mobile, the City hopes to deploy it elsewhere in the future.

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