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

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