project leader
Judi D
location
2222 Bronx Park East
(Pelham Parkway and Harlem)
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the project

Bicycle Coop Project is tailored towards supporting bicyclists in every way possible as it relates to bikes. We are looking to set up a safe, welcoming and well-equipped facility where bicyclists can utilize our tools to work on their bikes without having to break the bank. This way, many low-income bicyclists grumbling over the increasing costs of bike repairs will heave a sigh of relief. Plus, they will have access to our highly experienced and trained technicians. 

We hope to embark on special bike programs during the biking  season (June, July and October). The June and July edition will be tailored towards helping summer riders who are  taking their bikes out of storage to fix or those who are just looking to hone their biking street skills. The October's edition will be centered around helping the fall and winter riders know how to store the bike for the next season. 

This project is also geared towards reducing environmental pollution caused by cars. With many more people riding bicycles, there will be less car trips and by extension, less consumption of fossil fuels (which is a major cause of air pollution)

In the same vein, we are contributing our quota to reducing air pollution and ensuring a healthier environment through food waste reduction. A food scrap drop-off site has proven to be a far better alternative to a landfill that contributes significantly to environmental pollution. In our proposed food scrap drop-off site, organic wastes will be processed and converted into healthy natural fertilizers which will be utilized in local farms and gardens in the Bronx. This way, we will help reduce the toxins, leachate, greenhouse gasses, repugnant odors and seagull and rat infestations caused by landfills.

the steps

  • Solicit Donations: The funds raised will be strictly deployed for the following purposes:
  • Purchase of food scrap drop-off site The Bronx and funding of the bike program running from June to October
  • Go into partnership with tech companies: we plan to join forces with Dior St. Hillaire from Greenfeen (a black woman-owned business in the Bronx). Dior will help facilitate the pickup and locally process the food scraps in the Bronx.
  • In the same vein, we are forging alliances with Frank Davila from Bronx Messenger whose mission is to provide companies with cutting-edge products that enable employees to work better and smarter. 
  • Invest more in technology: We believe that when technology is data-driven and people-centric, it maximizes the organization's impact on their industry - and society as a whole.

why we're doing it

Support for Bicyclists: we hope to tackle to a good degree the challenges facing an average bicyclist in Harlem ranging from lack of technical know-how or access to essential bike tools to high cost of repair and maintenance.
 
Keen Advocacy for Bicyclists: addressing issues like sexism, financial discrepancies and underrepresentation constitutes a crucial part of our project

Empowerment for Bicyclists: we set out to make bicyclists more technically efficient and savvy at little or no cost. We hope to have at least 150 bike repairs and maintenance in a season. 

Reduction of Environmental Degradation: a food scrap drop-off site will be a better substitute for a landfill that causes a lot of environmental hazards. 

Provision of Healthy Natural Fertilizers: the processed food scraps will be useful in local gardens and farms. 

budget

Marketing and Promotion: $1,700
Tent: $400
Tables: $200
Storage Unit: $300
Staffing: $3,625
Parts/Tools Supply: $300
Compost Micro Hauler: $7,000



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $13,525
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$206
TOTAL TO RAISE= $13,731

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.

 

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