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Billings, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will add signage to Lillis Park that will encourage older adults to pursue their walking and exercise goals.

Arlee, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will improve a community park and garden by adding benches and picnic tables so older residents have a place to sit and socialize.

Cut Bank, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: To draw visitors to an underused dog park, this project added a walking path to the space. Additionally, the City installed ADA-compliant benches and two shade structures to give people an accessible place to sit and rest.

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Bozeman, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: The City of Bozeman partnered with the Western Transportation Institute to create a pop-up trailer, which they lend to community groups who want to test out street concepts and advocate for permanent changes. The toolkit contains materials for temporary demonstrations, such as straw wattles, planter boxes, pavement paint and tires. These are useful for creating curb extensions and pedestrian islands -- features that calm traffic by narrowing lanes and increasing the visibility of cyclists and pedestrians. The City deployed the kit at the intersection of Tamarack and North Tracy, where residents often complain about speeding. Located near a park, senior center and the county fairgrounds, the intersection is popular with pedestrians and cyclists. When the City polled passersby about the interventions, two-thirds of the feedback they heard was positive. The City also set up radar speed detection equipment, which showed slower vehicle speeds during pop-up project.

Virginia City, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Capturing data and feedback from residents

Description: To engage the community in the efforts to improve accessibility at the library, Friends of the Thompson-Hickman Madison County Library held public meetings and conducted a survey of residents.

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