Innovation Onramp Active Pilot

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Reducing Emissions by Utilizing Active Transportation and Mode Shifting with Electric Bicycles

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This pilot will demonstrate how to transform auto-oriented cities into resilient pedestrian and bike-friendly cities by utilizing electric bicycles (e-bikes). Outthink will hire an Active Transportation Ambassador to lead e-bike community outreach, identify sections of roadways that are unsafe, and work in partnership with the City of Gilroy to implement quick-build streetscape modifications, known as Tactical Urbanism, that aims to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Community participants will be provided a new e-bike, accessories (helmet, racks, panniers, lights, etc.), safety and maintenance assistance, a fitness tracking device, and other behavioral encouragement to out-think old habits and instead, choose active transportation as an alternative to vehicle use.