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Author: Paul Mackie
Boulder Housing Partners (BHP), in partnership with Boulder nonprofits eGo CarShare and Boulder B-cycle, have begun offering a “multi-modal toolkit” to 271 BHP rental households.
What that means is that these households have free annual B-cycle bikeshare memberships, free annual transit passes called Neighborhood Eco Passes that allow them to ride buses operated by RTD, and a 50 percent discount on carshare vehicles through eGo CarShare. Through the grant partnership, eGo CarShare was able to add carshare vehicles in or near five low-income communities served by BHP.
“Transportation, for a lot of folks, can be a #2 or #3 top cost. So how can public transportation be more accessible, and how do we encourage them to use it?” asked Tim Beal, director of sustainable communities at BHP.
Karen Worminghaus, executive director at eGo CarShare, helped lead the effort in securing a $100,000 Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant to launch the program, and additional funding came from Mile High Connects and The Denver Foundation.
Read the full story at http://mobilitylab.org/2014/12/22/boulder-makes-it-easy-for-low-income-residents-to-take-bus-bike-and-carshare.