「童心協力 翻轉地球」 成功之路 The path to success

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「童心協力 翻轉地球」 成功之路 The path to success

  1. 1. Creating Bike Paths in Lancaster, PA Design for Change Kids on the Move G Ross Elementary School November, 2010
  2. 2. “One act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.” - Ann Radcliffe Design For Change Contest USA
  3. 3. The Challenge Simple 4 Step Process
  4. 4. Challenge Accepted! Fifth Graders at G Ross Elementary School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  5. 5. Step 1: FeelWhy Bike Paths?• Childhood obesity is a problem. – Fifth graders felt Michelle Obama’s initiative needed support. – Students agreed kids need more exercise.
  6. 6. Step 1: FeelWhy Bike Paths?• While activity can take many forms, most city kids love to bike ride – a great way to exercise! – The problem: No safe place to ride.
  7. 7. Step 1: FeelProblem:• Busy streets allow no room for kids to negotiate riding safely.• Most kids ride in alleys and sidewalks.
  8. 8. Step 1: FeelW
  9. 9. Step 2: Imagine Question:What would it be like for kids to be able to ride their bicycles safely in the city of Lancaster? Brainstorming our project ideas
  10. 10. Step 2: Imagine
  11. 11. Step 2: ImaginePutting our ideas together was a lot of fun!!
  12. 12. Step 2: Imagine• We met with city officials and leaders! Students with Students with Rick Gray, James Street Improvement District Lancaster City Mayor Program Director Ms. Nauman
  13. 13. Step 2: ImagineWe talked with Mayor Gray about:• green space;• designating streets for bike riding.And, we suggested a schedule for bikes just like there is for street cleaning.
  14. 14. Step 2: Imagine • Ms. Nauman showed us plans for an urban parkway that nearby Franklin and Marshall College is creating in our neighborhood. • They hope to connect the existing three-mile-long Farmingdale Trail with the new Brickyard site to create a labyrinth of trails for hiking and biking.
  15. 15. Step 2: Imagine• We discussed our goals: – To promote bike safety in our community. – To support – and encourage others to support – creating bike paths in the new urban parkway. – To show kids where they can ride for fun. – To share with parents how important exercise is for kids and how much fun we have riding our bikes in the city.
  16. 16. Step 2: Imagine We had ideas…
  17. 17. Step 2: Imagine…and more ideas! (We had a lot of ideas!) …
  18. 18. Step 3: Do…but what could we DO?• We decided: • To write a letter and to start a petition to support creating bike paths in the new urban parkway. • To sponsor a community event at our school to raise awareness of our cause, with help from the: • Local police department • James Street Improvement District (JSID) bike patrol • Cycle Smart Kid’s Program • Gretna Bike Shop
  19. 19. Step 3: Do• We wrote a letter to Mr. Keith Orris, vice president at F&M, to show our support.
  20. 20. Step 3: Do• We created a petition for Ross students to sign.
  21. 21. Step 3: Do• We met with Mike, manager of the Gretna bike shop – one block from our school…
  22. 22. Step 3: Do…he was excited to help us out!
  23. 23. Step 3: Do• But, we needed to reach more people…
  24. 24. Step 3: Do• Our principal, Mrs. Hopkins, agreed.• So, we worked with the local Department of Transportation to plan an event...
  25. 25. Step 3: Do…A Bike Rodeo!• Who: Lancaster City Community• What: A Bike Rodeo and Safety Program• When: May 2011• Where: G Ross Elementary School Playground and Parking Lot
  26. 26. Step 4: Share There’s no stopping us now! Our plan is in place! We did it! “What a cool idea!” – Officer Ted Makauskas “We will be there to share Bike Safety.” –Trooper Thomas, Our State Police Community Rep.
  27. 27. Step 4: Share…And, we aren’t finished yet!• By the time our event takes place we will have touched our community of: 55,129 people!
  28. 28. Challenge Conquered! We really can change our world!
  29. 29. Thank you for the opportunity to share our story!
  30. 30. • Armoni Stewart, Richard Scarborough, Gordon Snyder, Danielle Figueroa, and Corey Hauck.

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