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 Youth Ambassadors program (take part in 2013 with this application!).
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) and explore the 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. Selected press coverage and a press kit round out the story. Like us on Facebook to continually follow the evolution of Local Spokes!
Upcoming Events• Though Recycle-A-Bicycle's Youth Bike Summit is past, check out the keynote address by Youth Ambassador Devlynn Chen. Apply now for 2013's summer youth program.
• Lower East Ride, a new Green Map combines cycling, resiliency and adapting to climate change. • Time's Up! continues to host Bike Repair workshops 5 times weekly. Find the schedule here.
• More to come...
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
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