The Alliance for Biking & Walking announced a matching grant today to help Miami-based Green Mobility Network in its education and advocacy work. The money comes from bicycle accessory company Planet Bike, which plans a series of grassroots advocacy grants during 2009.
"We were really impressed with the deep commitment of Green Mobility Network leaders," said Planet Bike President Jeff Frehner, "and we feel they have the organizational strength to see this project through to completion."
The project Frehner referred to is Green Mobility's Complete the M-Path campaign, started earlier this year. The group has publicized the multi-use M-Path's long neglect and declining physical condition, and encouraged local authorities to raise their priority for repairing, improving and, yes, completing the path. The group also has held two rides on the M-Path to introduce riders to its excellent potential for commuting, recreation and general travel between downtown and Kendall.