DIY electronic bike counters can be built cheaply and placed in locations and feed data to a public display. The display can be placed in a public location to show how many bicyclists there really are in Lowell. Maybe pay a young artist to paint a wooden display with a counter in the middle. Work [Read more…]
Anyone, whether they're driving a car, riding a bike or walking, can see the daily bike count. It's an invaluable tool for city planners, advocacy groups and others to track usage, cycling patterns/trending. Its symbolic presence would show commitment to bicycling and make more realize bicycling is a viable option [Read more…]
Use underutilized open space–such as by the canals, by the river, a “Victory Garden” in front of City Hall, or any other space determined by the group–for access by those in need without cost other than volunteering to take care of maintenance. Use plants that require low or no maintenance (permaculture concepts). Excess produce can [Read more…]
Enhancing Visitor Experience in the Downtown
Coordinate with the City, Businesses, Museums and the School Administration at the High School, MCC and/or UML to develop an application that would provide visitors with WiFi access to a menu-driven insight to attractions in the downtown, including directions to selected places of interest. It would be a real-time alternate to brochures, which are costly [Read more…]
Expand Bike Share
UML has a great bike share program for their students at each of their campuses. Group would work with UML to expand the bike share program to downtown, JAM, other areas. Perhaps a pilot that has a bikeshare location at each end of a bikeable street. Could eventually partner with Hubway or another provider?