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 Local Spokes' evolution here and on Facebook.
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) by Peter Shapiro (center and below) and by Lee Elson (below) highlight the activities and focus of this engaging process. We offer a Toolkit (online and download 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• The 2014 Youth Bike Summit was great! Lots to explore on YouthBikeSummit.org. Check out the 2013 keynote address by Local Spokes Youth Ambassador Devlynn Chen.
• Green Map's tour series, Lower East Ride, combines cycling and resiliency. New How to Create a Bike Tour Video in English & Chinese! Explore the map in Chinese, Spanish & English, with 2014 ride schedule coming soon.
• 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
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