Grants Database

Grantee:
Bike Bakersfield
Amount Awarded:
$50,000
Project Title:
Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Project
Fund:
Kern County Air Pollution Mitigation Fund, 2013
Website:
Issue:
Land Management/Urban Sprawl/Open Space
Region:
Central Valley
County/Counties:
Kern County
Project Description:

Supports community-based advocacy to get more bicycle infrastructure installed throughout Bakersfield; as well as educate community members and encourage them to bike. The immediate goal is to increase bicycling trips by 25% in the upcoming year. Bike Bakersfield would accomplish this by advocating for 60 miles of new bike lanes in Metropolitan Bakersfield and end-of-trip facilities such as secure bike racks; plus helping to elevate the overall culture of bicycling in the area. Using CARB-approved methodology; a 25% increase in bike trips would result in a combined reduction of ROG; NOx and PM10 of nearly 21000 lbs.