Local Spokes engages local residents
to envision the future of bicycling
in our diverse neighborhoods.
Local Spokes is a coalition of 9 diverse non-profits based in NYC's Lower East Side and Chinatown. We seek to engage, understand and advocate for the community's various perspectives on cycling through multilingual outreach, public participation activities and a summer Youth Ambassadors program. Follow the evolution of Local Spokes on Facebook and this webpage!
With information collected over the past two years, Local Spokes has published a Neighborhood Action Plan. Download the 28 page complete plan (English, 6 MB) or the summary (Chinese, Spanish and English) to explore award-winning outcomes of visioning sessions, surveys and planning.
Videos created by Streetfilms (top) and by Peter Shapiro (center and below) highlight the activities and focus of this engaging process. We offer a Toolkit (online and downloadable versions) that will help you utilize the Local Spokes model in your community. Explore the Youth Ambassadors Blog and 2012 signage project, our photo album and tweets. Press coverage and a press kit below (and on Facebook) round out the story.
Upcoming Events• February 14-16 2014 Youth Bike Summit! Check out the 2013 keynote address by Local Spokes Youth Ambassador Devlynn Chen.
• New Green Map and tour series, Lower East Ride, combines cycling, resiliency and adapting to climate change on the Lower East Side with postcards & posters in Chinese, Spanish & English
• Time's Up! hosts Bike Repair workshops 5 times weekly. Find the schedule here.
News Flash! Local Spokes was presented with the 2013 Innovation Award by the national Alliance for Biking & Walking at the National Bike Summit in Washington DC!
Selected Press & Press Kit•StreetsBlog •American Bike League
•At the National Bike Summit
•The Lo-Down •DNA Info •The Villager
- Asian Americans for Equality
- Good Old Lower East Side
- Green Map System
- Hester Street Collaborative
- Times Up!
- Transportation Alternatives
- Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
- Velo City
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org