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Announcing the #FundMyStreets Finalists!

Noah BudnickNoah Budnick

This fall, Zendrive launched a new program to support local solutions to local traffic safety programs: #FundMyStreets. We worked with Lyft, Uber, Juno, HopSkipDrive, Bird, Lime, StopDistractions.org, Together for Safer Roads and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) to invite communities across the country to send in their innovative and impactful proposals for making change where they live. We invited people from across the country to apply for up to $50,000 to make roads safe in their neighborhoods.

Over three hundred people responded, and we’ve invited twenty-three finalists to make 30-second videos to support their proposals. The videos will be tweeted between now and January 6, and finalists will be working to garner retweets through January 13.

Look out for tweets tagged with #FundMyStreets and @Zendrive to follow the finalists, and retweet your support for as many as you like!

 

 

The twenty-three #FundMyStreets finalists are:

Our panel of judges will review the proposals and the videos to select a winner by the end of January 2019. They’ll be looking at each plan’s likelihood of improving road safety, the feasibility of execution based on resources and timelines and the amount of community support based on the number of retweets.

 


 

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Noah Budnick is the Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs for Zendrive. He introduced the “Vision Zero” concept to the U.S., which posits that all traffic deaths and serious injuries are preventable. As part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s transition team, he helped develop the first Vision Zero policy in America. Noah has championed policies to improve communities through the introduction of safe city speed limits, protected bike lanes and “play streets." He also conducted the first U.S. research to demonstrate the “safety in numbers” effect – that increased numbers of walkers and bikers lead to fewer casualties. Before Zendrive, Noah served as Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives in NYC. His roots in active transportation go back to high school, where he convinced his physical education teachers to let him start a mountain biking club in lieu of going to gym class.

Noah Budnick is the Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs for Zendrive. He introduced the “Vision Zero” concept to the U.S., which posits that all traffic deaths and serious injuries are preventable. As part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s transition team, he helped develop the first Vision Zero policy in America. Noah has championed policies to improve communities through the introduction of safe city speed limits, protected bike lanes and “play streets." He also conducted the first U.S. research to demonstrate the “safety in numbers” effect – that increased numbers of walkers and bikers lead to fewer casualties. Before Zendrive, Noah served as Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives in NYC. His roots in active transportation go back to high school, where he convinced his physical education teachers to let him start a mountain biking club in lieu of going to gym class.