Step 2: ImaginePutting our ideas together was a lot of fun!!
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
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.
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.
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.
Step 2: Imagine…and more ideas! (We had a lot of ideas!) …
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
Step 3: Do• We wrote a letter to Mr. Keith Orris, vice president at F&M, to show our support.
Step 3: Do• We created a petition for Ross students to sign.
Step 3: Do• We met with Mike, manager of the Gretna bike shop – one block from our school…
Step 3: Do• But, we needed to reach more people…
Step 3: Do• Our principal, Mrs. Hopkins, agreed.• So, we worked with the local Department of Transportation to plan an event...
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
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.
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!
Challenge Conquered! We really can change our world!
Thank you for the opportunity to share our story!
• Armoni Stewart, Richard Scarborough, Gordon Snyder, Danielle Figueroa, and Corey Hauck.