Congratulations to Street Plans Collaborative, which landed a $45,000 grant today to create a handbook that will help communities everywhere plan and present festivals like Bike Miami Days or its durable ancestor, the Ciclovía, in Bogota, Colombia. The grant from the Fund for the Environment and Urban Life will be shared by Street Plans and the Alliance for Biking & Walking, which aims to bring out the handbook by November 2011. Their joint effort is to be called the Open Streets Project.
The next Bike Miami Days, incidentally, is planned for July 24 as part of a daylong celebration of Miami's history. Details to come.