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Local-Motion Grant Program Accepting Letters of Intent Through May 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 17, 2015

For more information, please contact:

Vince Caristo, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Bloomington Planning and Transportation Department, 812.349.3423, caristov@bloomington.in.gov


Local-Motion Grant Program Accepting Letters of Intent Through May 22


Bloomington, Ind. - The Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission (BPSC) is now accepting Letters of Intent for the Local-Motion Grant Program. This program is designed to help support actions that celebrate the virtues of Bloomington, while incorporating values of the community's walking and bicycling culture.

Individuals, teams, local businesses and nonprofit organizations, including neighborhood groups, are eligible to apply for local initiatives that will advance bicycle and/or pedestrian mobility for area residents. The Local-Motion Grant Program will provide direct support to initiatives that focus on cultural, day-to-day or other locally-based activities that introduce walk and/or bike locomotion into the scope. Possibilities for eligible initiatives are unlimited, but should demonstrate creativity, positive impact and the ability to transform mobility toward a low-impact and healthy way to travel.

The deadline for submitting the Letter of Intent is May 22 at 5 p.m. and must be submitted via a web-based form posted on the BPSC website. Applicants will subsequently be required to give a presentation at the BPSC meeting on Monday, June 15, and submit a final application by Monday, July 6. The full list of guidelines and the application process for the program are available on the City of Bloomington BPSC website.


About the Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission (BPSC)


BPSC is charged with: developing safety programs; serving as a citizen's forum concerning safe access for cyclists, pedestrians and runners; encouraging the hosting of cycling, walking and running events in a safe manner and reporting and making recommendations to the Mayor, Council and Public Works regarding cyclist, pedestrian and running issues. 2015 marks the 26th year of service for the Commission since it was created in 1989. BPSC meetings are open to the public and meet on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, 401 N. Morton St.


For more information, visit the BPSC website, or contact Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Vince Caristo at caristov@bloomington.in.gov or 812.349.3423.


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