Frequently Asked Questions
- Will there be a Phase 2 of the Green Lane Project?
- What is the Green Lane Project offering to the cities?
- How can other cities participate?
- How did you pick the six cities?
Will there be a Phase 2 of the Green Lane Project?
Right now, we're focused on the six cities, helping them succeed, and sharing their stories. We're still discussing what year two will look like. Expanding the program will require that additional funds be identified.
What is the Green Lane Project offering to the cities?
The Project Team will help the cities succeed through an assistance package, which includes strategic and technical assistance, scholarships to attend study tours, research projects and a robust partnership including peer exchanges and information sharing between the cities. The Project will also capture and share best practices as they are developed. Bikes Belong will offer targeted grants within the six cities to help with implementation.
How can other cities participate?
While the Project is focused on six cities, this website will serve as a central hub and resource for all cities working on similar projects. Materials developed by and for the six cities will be shared widely. The Project will capture much of the progress in the cities and share it. Any interested city can register on the website and share their plans so that other cities can contact them and learn more. The site will be made more robust as resources allow.
How did you pick the six cities?
The Green Lane Project invited 32 cities to apply, based on our awareness of their interest in getting more people on bikes. Twenty-nine of those cities submitted applications as did another 13 cities that heard about the program. A review team evaluated the responses based on the quality and quantity of the projects (would they be transformational?) and our confident in the city's ability to implement them. Other criteria included whether the city was a "perceived outlier" and their level of interest in being involved in the project. The six cities were announced in early April, 2012.