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Nearby AARP Community Challenge Grantees

Greenville, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Engaging people in transportation options/safety

Description: This project set out to create a space where drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can learn street safety practices. To do this, organizers installed the Greenville Traffic Garden. Volunteers painted markings on the pavement to make a simulated roadway. Visitors to the garden -- including children and older adults -- can practice yielding to traffic, riding alongside traffic and walking safety along the roadway. Organizers hope the space helps encourage people of all ages to walk and bike.

Vanceboro, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Resources about housing options, safety and services

Description: This project built one housing unit as a model for socially conscious and environmentally-friendly homelessness reduction for residents with high barriers to employment.


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