Growing Power Seeks Partner to Develop Active Transportation Program

Growing Power’s Chicago Office is seeking a qualified partner to develop and execute an active transportation program for our Chicago programs. According to the recently released Request for Proposals:

Our goal is to connect our projects with a bike network, both for transporting farm produce and compost products, as well engaging with cultural-ecotourism. We are interested moving both people and produce using bike technology.

Growing Power Youth Corps intern Henry Dumas at the Iron Street Farm in Bridgeport on a prototype cargo bike designed by Archeworks’ Mobile Food Collective (photo: Growing Power)

Growing Power Youth Corps intern Henry Dumas at the Iron Street Farm in Bridgeport on a prototype cargo bike designed by Archeworks’ Mobile Food Collective (photo: Growing Power)

The conceptual design and overview from our ideal collaborator includes a practical approach to offering classes around bike safety and maintenance, developing youth-based curriculum, creating community “bike to farm” tours and maps that connects individuals to local urban farms and farmers’ markets, and establishing a sustainable economic program that will generate income to support the project. The prime audience is teens ages 14-21 for internal programs, but the overall scope of our education programs is intergenerational.

We are open to creative approaches, but will be looking for proposals that are financially viable and with practitioners who are able to develop and execute projects in the summer of 2013.

Request an application by emailing chicago@growingpower.org

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