Hacienda CDC and the Community Cycling Center write:
Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC) – which translates to “Riding Bikes in Cully” – is a group of residents from Hacienda CDC, an affordable housing nonprofit, who are interested in promoting bicycling for the health of their children and their community. In March, ABC organized a bike census – a survey about bicycles in Hacienda housing – to demonstrate the need for bike storage in their neighborhood. Additionally, they are bringing bicycle maintenance and repair training to Cully through a partnership with the Community Cycling Center.
Of the 120 households at Hacienda that were surveyed in the bike census, ABC and the Community Cycling Center reported a total of 183 bikes –112 kids bikes and 49 adult bikes – which is an average of 1.5 bikes per household. Survey results also indicated that over the past 2 years, 85 bikes have been stolen from the respondents, an average of nearly 1 bike per household.
“Bike storage is an issue for most families living in affordable housing, where the units are small and there is less space for bulky items, like bikes,” noted Laura Koch, Program Director at the Community Cycling Center. “When their project is completed, it will be a great model, not only for Hacienda but for other housing developers to demonstrate the kinds of amenities that are needed to support bicycle riding, which is a family-friendly, healthy activity.”
Check out the Cully Bike Census infographic!