Walk/Ride Day with the LIFT Bike Project
LIFT-Boston invites all community members to a ceremony for participants of the the LIFT Bike Project, which provides homeless and low-income LIFT clients living in the Cambridge area with free helmets, locks, and refurbished bicycles. On May 27, community members will be presented with their new transportation on the steps of the Cambridge City Hall with brief speeches and light refreshments.
The LIFT Bike Project was created in response to the lack of social services for transportation in the Boston area. Over the years, volunteers noticed that many LIFT clients have been unable to access existing social services because they cannot afford to take the “T.” Homeless and low-income community members, including members of the Men’s Health League, earn their bike by volunteering in the community for at least 10 hours and attending required bike safety education and basic bike maintenance training. To learn more, visit our website: www.liftbikeproject.blogspot.com.
And, in celebration of Walk/Ride Day, always the last Friday of every month, all are invited to wear something green and use carfree or “car-light” transportation – walking, bicycling, using public transit, even carpooling and walking part way all count! Those who participate can sign-in online (www.GoGreenStreets.org) and visit hundreds of local retailers to be rewarded with freebies and discounts.
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