Listening sessions scheduled for e-bikes

IMPACT!, ICF and other partners are proposing a community e-bike program to be launched in Newburgh as part of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Clean Neighborhoods Challenge. The Clean Neighborhood Challenge will provide $10 million in funding to each winning project that will expand access to clean and healthy transportation options. Anyone over the age of 18 in Newburgh will be welcome to participate in the program. If awarded, the program will provide:

• Free e-bike lending library: borrow an e-bike for free for several weeks to see how it could fit into your routine! You will receive safety training and lots of support.

• Electric Bike Discount Program: Once you borrow an electric bike from the lending library, you can get a significant discount to buy an electric bike from a local retailer. Rebates can range from $400 to $2,000 depending on income level.

• Plan safer streets for cycling: We’ll work with the Town of Newburgh and community members like you to plan bike lanes, bike parking, e-bike charging and other facilities to make getting around easier by bike.

IMPACT! and ICF are hosting an e-bike listening session to gather feedback on the proposed program and answer questions. The event will take place at the Newburgh Urban Farming Fair and Family Reading Day on April 30 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The Urban Farm Fair will take place at Downing Park Urban Farm at 207 Carpenter Ave, and the Family Reading Day, celebration of Children’s Day, will take place at Newburgh Free Library Plaza.

Sign up for the E-Bike listening session: [https://www.facebook.com/events/1674384919562961].

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