As the Foundation enters its second year, we realize that we have many accomplishments to celebrate. Between our three funds — Affordable Housing, Scholarships, and Safe Biking — we’ve achieved so much in just a short amount of time. This is all thanks to all of the wonderful people who have supported us in our growth — people who we hope will continue to support us in years to come.
With a $10,000 donation to Bike & Build under our belt and the recipient of the Revolution Lacrosse Scholarship to be announced shortly, we thought we’d summarize some of the great accomplishments that we’ve made in our Safe Biking fund:
For starters, of course, the first annual Christina Clarke Genco Mother’s Day Memorial Ride went off absolutely safely and incredibly. In partnership with Bike Newton, we assisted in funding the first and second editions of the Newton Bike Map, including updating the content on the map and helping to draw new bike lanes. We funded a bicycle safety workshop at a Newton Middle School this past spring, and we funded the certification of a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor. Just this past week, we attended Boston University‘s Bike Safety Day, handing out maps, brochures, and safety triangles to college students. Pretty soon we’ll be performing bicycle counts for Boston Bikes, distributing bike safety materials and maps, and tabling at other advocacy events around town. Partnerships are in place and are brewing with local cycling organizations, and we’ll thrilled that we’ve got a lot on our plate.
Special thanks to Jesse Cohn, our Bike Safety Coordinator, in helping to lead our Bike Safety fund and our efforts to make the road a safe place for everyone.