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Lansing, MI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Reconnecting Communities

Description: This project will foster local advocacy for small, neighborhood-based transportation improvements, part of efforts to heal a community bisected by highway construction in the 1960s. Older residents will help plan, design and implement infrastructure projects that are eligible for federal funding.

St. Paul, MN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Reconnecting Communities

Description: This project will create a virtual reality production depicting life in the Rondo neighborhood before, during and after a 1960s Interstate highway project split the community in two. Organizers will ask older residents to contribute their stories.

Denver, CO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Reconnecting Communities

Description: This project will bring together residents to share the history of how local highways have divided their neighborhood. Participants will then discuss how removing this barrier could reconnect the community.

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Atlanta, GA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Resources about housing options, safety and services

Description: To help residents stay in their neighborhood following construction of the Atlanta Beltline bike and pedestrian trail, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership hired resource coordinators. The coordinators work to inform longtime residents about the organization's Legacy Resident Retention Program, which provides financial assistance to cover property tax increases. The efforts ensure low- and moderate-income families aren't displaced, enabling intergenerational wealth building and allowing them to take advantage of the BeltLine.

Atlanta, GA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition -- now called Propel Atlanta -- highlighted safety through temporary changes to a dangerous street. Through the years, Cascade Avenue has been the site of many accidents involving pedestrians. Project organizers increased the visibility of the street's crosswalks by adding splashes of color. They also deployed cones to make a wide lane narrower, demonstrating how street design can reduce driver speeds and increase pedestrian safety.

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