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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.

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.

Atlanta, GA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Reconnecting Communities

Description: This oral history project will engage students to interview residents who were displaced when Interstate 20 was built. Additionally, the multimedia initiative will create a map of homes demolished during construction and provide content for a podcast and public performance.

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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.

Lansing, MI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: To protect pedestrians and cyclists from passing traffic, the City of Lansing installed delineators at a busy roundabout. Additionally, the City painted a sidewalk at along the roundabout's perimeter to make it more visible to drivers. To give cyclists a place to park, they also installed bike racks nearby.

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