[TheThinkTank] City 'backed' co-ops

Cyclista Nicholas cyclista at inventati.org
Thu Aug 30 11:45:25 PDT 2018

Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles is kind of sponsored by our city - by proxy. 
Our parent organization, though independent, is substantially funded by 
the city (among other sources).

RIBs isn't a co-op, though. Our history and community has a lot of 
background with cooperative structure and mutual aid, but we have a 
hierarchical structure planned for the foreseeable future.

Our city also has a infrastructure advocacy organization, and a bike 
share, so your situation and ours may be similar.

-cyclista Nicholas

On 2018-08-30 16:21, Sylvie Baele wrote:
> Hi folks!
> I am currently pursing dual master's degrees in Env. Sciences and 
> Public
> Administration. One of my courses is Urban Transit, and a project for 
> it is
> a mock presentation tailored for a City Counsel study session. Another
> organization in town already focuses on advocating for infrastructure 
> and
> we already have a bike share, so I would like to 'educate council' on
> bicycle co-ops. Has anyone done this? Or even better (maybe I'm 
> dreaming),
> but does anyone know of any co-ops that are city-sponsored in some 
> form?
> Sylvie
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