[TheThinkTank] City 'backed' co-ops

samuelchristianjensen at gmail.com samuelchristianjensen at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 11:41:53 PDT 2018


The Iowa City Bike Library (bikelibrary.org) has received various forms of
city support over the years, including nearly free rent in a city-owned
building while I worked there a few years ago. You might want to reach out
to them for more info.

Den tor. 30. aug. 2018 kl. 12.02 skrev Cyclista Nicholas <
cyclista at inventati.org>:

> 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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