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Lansing, MI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: The Allen Neighborhood Center installed a bike repair and air station in Hunter Park, Lansing's second busiest park. Located in a low-income neighborhood, Hunter Park's repair station provides tools to residents who may not otherwise have access to them. The station sits next to a bus stop, providing easy access to riders who ride their bikes to and from their bus rides. The Allen Neighborhood Center has hosted bike repair trainings and project organizers report many cyclists regularly make repairs using the tools.

Salisbury, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: The city will expand and improve bike parking at Rowan Helping Ministries, which feeds and shelters individuals experiencing homelessness. Existing bicycle racks are overflowing at the kitchen and main shelter currently there are none for residents in temporary housing.

Bayfield, WI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: This project built a bike parking facility at Beaver Hollow, a popular community nature preserve.

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Evanston, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Accessory dwelling units, tiny homes and manufactured housing

Description: To help mitigate housing affordability challenges, the City of Evanston created a digital guide for homeowners looking to build accessory dwelling units to their property. Written in partnership with the Evanston Development Cooperative, the guide covers zoning, financing, design and construction, as well as information about who typically lives in ADUs. Additionally, the City hosted a webinar on ADU construction, which it recorded and posted on its website. In fall 2020, the City updated its ADU ordinance to give homeowners more flexibility, allowing them to create separate housing units either attached to or within their existing homes. Project organizers say the guidebook has helped spread the word about the update. ADU construction in Evanston has increased since the guidebook's publication and City has worked to make model ADU blueprints available to residents.

Arlington Heights, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Bike Audits

Description: This project will invite older adults to participate in bike audits along a multi-use path. They will help identify safety and accessibility concerns, ensuring the path is welcoming to residents of all ages.

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