Regional Bikeshare is Coming…But We Could Use Your Help

As you may have heard (or are about to), Champlain College has teamed up with CATMA, CCRPC, and UVM to launch a regional bikeshare system this summer/fall. This is intended to replace our existing ChampRides bikeshare with a more technologically advanced system that connects throughout Chittenden County. Planning is going great so far and we encourage you all to visit the website for information and updates by clicking here.
We have a great opportunity to possibly secure $100,000 (no small sum) through a national competition called “A Community Thrives” to support our goals. Today we have submitted a video showcasing how a bikeshare system in our region will help to improve physical and emotional well-being through more connections to active transportation! The top 10 voted submissions in each category (we submitted under Wellness) will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The panel will determine the top three applicants in each category who will be awarded grants of either $50,000 or $100,000 each.
So…THE ASK…Please VOTE for our video (daily) and SHARE with your networks, friends and family. Our bikeshare team will conduct outreach to local partners, stakeholders, advocacy groups, friends & family, as well as national partners to get as much exposure and VOTES as possible!Voting ends May 12th – and you can vote EVERY day!

Help us spread the word through your channels and social media – here’s some text you can use:

Let’s make bikeshare a reality in our community and get Chittenden County MOVING in a healthy, active way. Help CATMA win grant funds to support a bikeshare system by voting for their video now!

Voting ends May 12th (vote everyday!):

http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60458850