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Bike Share Equity Research Grant

Grants to USA Organizations for Research on
Creating Equitable and Replicable Bike Share Systems

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Better Bike Share Partnership - PeopleForBikes Foundation

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Grants ranging from $25,000 to $75,000 to USA organizations for academic research projects that aim to increase the understanding of the links between bike share and equity, particularly focused on bike share use by people with low incomes. The funding source's areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Economic benefits of bike share: Examination of economic benefits from several perspectives, including how bike share minimizes transportation expenses by providing access to jobs, school and resources; how proximity to bike share affects small and/or local businesses (both for employees and customers); and bike share as a workforce development tool, among others.

- Demographics of bike share riders: Develop a better understanding of who is riding, where they are riding, and why.

- Evaluation of pilot or ongoing interventions in cities with bike share: The Better Bike Share Partnership is providing a third round of grants to support intensive outreach and other efforts in cities across the country. The Foundation will consider a study to examine and/or compare strategies, which may include pricing levels, payment options, partnerships with key local groups, outreach and education efforts, and marketing strategies. The Foundation is interested in research to understand the effectiveness of the efforts, although the research does not need to be limited to the grant-funded projects.

Note: Projects that leverage grant funding with other dollars are preferred.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148434

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

1 - 3

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants ranging from $25,000 to $75,000 each will be awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be USA-based organizations.

Pre-Application Information:


Proposals due: December 1, 2017
Award notification: January 12, 2018
Research start date: By April 1, 2018
Research report deadline: May 31, 2019

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application and guidelines.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit the application and attachments via email to:

Zoe Kircos, Director of Grants and Partnerships
PeopleForBikes Foundation
Phone: 303.449.4893 x106

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