For over ten years, Urban Bike Project has been supporting Wilmington communities by providing access to bicycling as a healthy, affordable and practical means of transportation and recreation.
2015 has been our biggest year yet, thanks to exciting changes, including a generous grant from the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, enabling us to hire our first full time Executive Director and greatly expand our operations!
In our Wilmington communities, we support…
People: Bicycling for transportation and recreation helps members of the community stay active and relieve stress, improving both physical and emotional health. It’s a fun activity that improves the quality of life for Wilmington residents.
Youth: Bicycling provides youth a means to stay active, enjoy extra independence and build confidence. Bicycle mechanics engage youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts.
Safe streets: By helping folks make the move from their cars to bicycles, we put more eyes and ears on Wilmington’s streets and make the city a safer place to live, work and play.
The economy: Bicycling helps to empower low income residents by providing access to employment and other positive opportunities. Bicycling provides reliable transportation at an affordable cost.
The environment: Bicycling instead of driving reduces fossil fuel emissions, making our air healthier to breath. Parking and other facilities for bicycles require less space, leaving more room for parks and permeable surfaces that can ease the burden on our water ways.