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Maywood, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: The library will install a bike repair station and air pump to support local bike commuters, students and unhoused residents who use bikes to get around. The station will be free for residents of all ages to use.

Wilmette, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: Environmental advocacy group Go Green Wilmette raised awareness of cycling through tactical urbanism, which involve short-term, low-cost changes meant to inspire longer-term improvements. The organization staged a village bicycle ride in partnership with the Wilmette Park District and Bike Wilmette. Along the route, the group installed a temporary protected bicycle lane. They did this using a pop-up toolkit they created, which includes planters, stencils and signs for use in temporary demonstrations. Go Green Wilmette later redeployed these items at school bike rodeo safety events and made them available to residents to use at block parties. In 2021, Wilmette's village board approved its Master Bike and Active Transportation Plan. Shaped by community input, the plan aims to improve pedestrian and cycling access to the Village's business district, parks, schools, transit stations and other destinations.

Florence, KY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: This project installed a bicycle rack and bicycle repair station in the church parking lot for use by food pantry guests, users of the church's free shower service and all city residents.

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Ranson, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will add heritage apple trees to a community garden, activating an unused space in the floodplain. Once planted, a trail with a bench will connect the new orchard to the rest of the gardens and an indoor walking path popular with older adults.

Frederick, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The city will upgrade a park with equipment to help older adults to build their mobility and stability and reduce their risk of falling. The outdoor area will feature different walking surfaces, allowing visitors to practice foot and ankle control and respond to sensory feedback.


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