Last fall, Zendrive launched #FundMyStreets, a program designed to support local solutions to local traffic safety programs. Lyft, Uber, Juno, HopSkipDrive, Bird, Lime, StopDistractions.org, Together for Safer Roads and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) partnered with Zendrive to invite communities across the country to send their innovative and impactful proposals to make change where they live.
On December 18 we invited our #FundMyStreets finalists to each post a 30-second video on Twitter. The videos have been phenomenal (as you’ll see down below)! Our finalists have worked hard and will continue to do so through January 13 – the last day to collect retweets for their video proposals.
After January 13, our panel of judges will review each proposal and video. An indicator of success will be the level of community support generated online. One way the judges will measure support is through retweets on Twitter, and that’s where you come in!
The race for street safety and retweets.
Our finalists have done their part – now you can jump in by retweeting your favorite proposals!
If you had $50K to improve street safety, which initiatives would you pick?
GW Transformation Department, Colorado
Please Retweet!!!! We need your help! We are finalists in a great opportunity to improve road safety surrounding George Washington High School here in Denver, Colorado! Please help us win 50K through the #FundMyStreets grant through @Zendrive!! @MajesticCollab @rightlegpegged pic.twitter.com/htQ6U7LsTE— GW Transformation Dept (@DeptGw) December 15, 2018
SADD Don Pedro, California
Thanks for the opportunity #fundmystreets . The students at Don Pedro high school appreciate your consideration @zendrive pic.twitter.com/ew3I8P0HXx— DonPedroSADD (@don_sadd) December 17, 2018
Angell Elementary, Michigan
Support @a2Angell student safety! We want to improve conditions at the busy Washtenaw entrance to the school. Student safety is our top priority and safe roads = safe students. Please retweet to help us secure a grant! @zendrive #FundMyStreets. @A2schools @A2SchoolsSuper pic.twitter.com/a2qhy4xwJA— A2 Public Schools (@A2schools) December 18, 2018
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, California
Help the students of @NewLACharter in Mid City activate their streets! Please share & RT https://t.co/FHCcpjfwNT #FundMyStreets @zendrive #bikeLA— LACntyBikeCoalition (@lacbc) December 19, 2018
Walk Bike Nashville, Tennessee
Please retweet this video we made today @AmquiES to apply for a #FundMyStreets grant from @zendrive to reduce distracted & dangerous driving around Amqui Elementary, with @NCDC. We need the most retweets to win the grant! Enjoy, and retweet! pic.twitter.com/LZfSNzETYS— Walk Bike Nashville (@walkbikenash) December 20, 2018
South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone, California
RETWEET to help @LA_SlateZ, @MoveLATransit and @lacbc #FundMyStreets near John C. Fremont HS in LA and make them safer.— SLATE-Z (@LA_SlateZ) December 21, 2018
Distracted driving is 100x worse than thought, and it's all around US schools.
RT to help us secure a grant from @zendrive to make our streets safe. pic.twitter.com/sWjfKrqVDa
Hoboken High School’s Safer Streets for Everyone, New Jersey
Please RT: I submitted a proposal to make streets safer around #Hoboken High School with the #FundMyStreets @Zendrive Grant. As a finalist, your retweets will help get $50K to fund this project. https://t.co/n5YSzlCLIp @CityofHoboken @HobokenGirlBlog @HobokenSchools @KenFerrante pic.twitter.com/m2Sg3ZQdCy— Ron Bautista (@RonBautistaNJ) December 25, 2018
Anna High School, Ohio
Anna SADD is a finalist for the #FundMyStreets grant by @Zendrive! RT so that we can receive the grant to reduce dangerous, distracted driving and make our streets more safe!! https://t.co/00hnVCr8Fg pic.twitter.com/QPnet7dd2H— Anna SADD (@Anna_SADD) December 28, 2018
The Eagle Rock Association (TERA), California
We're working with community partners to improve traffic safety on Yosemite Drive. Retweet to help us secure a @ZenDrive grant so we can make Yosemite a safe and healthy street for all! #FundMyStreets #EagleRock #WalkLA #BikeLA pic.twitter.com/mGrNpRsh27— TERA (@TERA90041) January 2, 2019
Tenderloin Community Benefit District – Safe Passage, California
💛 RETWEET THIS TWEET! TLCBD Safe Passage is a finalist for @Zendrive’s #FundMyStreets $50K community grant! In order for our road safety idea to be considered, we need your support—please help by retweeting this tweet. #TenderloinSF pic.twitter.com/UlUSwmZL3I— Tenderloin CBD (@TLCBD) January 3, 2019
Temple Street Team, California
What started w/ #TempleStreetSlowJams is now a parent-led movement for safer, kid-friendly streets in #HistoricFilipinotown.✊— Los Angeles Walks (@LosAngelesWalks) January 3, 2019
Plz RETWEET to help us win funding to mobilize more parents along this #VisionZero High-Injury Network corridor! #FundMyStreets @zendrive pic.twitter.com/F2RhxPLzhy
Malvern Area Betterment Association, Iowa
Retweet this video! MABA is a finalist in @zendrive's #FundMyStreets grant! Help us get a sidewalk and safe crosswalks for East Mills Jr/Sr High! pic.twitter.com/A5MHQpr074— MABA51551 (@maba51551) January 3, 2019
Retweets are important! Trailnet and Froebel Elementary are hoping to make it safer for students walking to school! This proposal includes installing curb extensions at two intersections and programs targeted at distracted driving. To learn more, visit @zendrive #FundMyStreets pic.twitter.com/6dIAOihue2— Trailnet (@Trailnet) January 4, 2019
Alexandria Families For Safe Streets, Virginia
Plz Retweet this video to help us win funding to develop a Street Safety app that uses real-time near miss data to help keep two Alexandria VA elementary school zones safe! @zendrive #FundMyStreets pic.twitter.com/uevvUEeDsf— Alexandria Families for Safe Streets (@alxsafestreets) January 4, 2019
The Street Trust, Oregon
Retweet this! The Street Trust is a finalist for a @zendrive grant to bring a walking school bus to Bridger School. With your help, we will deliver a successful program to Bridger students. We need your retweets! #FundMyStreets #SafeRoutesPNW #TheStreetTrust pic.twitter.com/nDNpAn6XRx— The Street Trust (@thestreettrust) January 4, 2019
Walk San Francisco Foundation, California
💗PLEASE RETWEET THIS!💗What if we empowered kids to find street safety problems near school & raise their voices for solutions? WE DO! Help us win a $50K grant from @Zendrive to bring #StreetSafetyExplorers to elementary schools in the Mission by retweeting this! #FundMyStreets pic.twitter.com/hYZPEDbyAv— Walk San Francisco (@walksf) January 5, 2019
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias, California
Retweet our tweet. We are trying to get a $50000 grant from @zendrive with #FundMyStreets to help improve our road safety. We are working with Ivanhoe Elementary School and @LCJandA SHARE! RETWEET! VOTE With your RETWEET pic.twitter.com/wIy5vkPu2v— IvanhoeCommunityGroup (@group_ivanhoe) January 6, 2019
R City CDC, Illinois
Retweet this video to help empower our students as advocates for safer streets & improve safety for Cameron Elem. with @zendrive's #FundMyStreets challenge! https://t.co/GzkI2RKtdp #VisionZeroChi #BikeChi #HumboldtPark— R City CDC (@RCityCDC) January 6, 2019
Bike Walk Savannah, Georgia
We need to improve safety around three Savannah schools and we have a plan to do it. Retweet to help us secure a @ZenDrive grant so we can put our plan into action! #FundMyStreets #bikeSAV #WalkSAV #SavannahGA pic.twitter.com/jCmdcySLfa— Bike Walk Savannah (@BikeWalk_Sav) January 7, 2019
Transportation Alternatives, New York
Northern Blvd is the new “Boulevard of Death” in Queens. It’s time to #FixNorthern and make it a world-class boulevard. @zendrive #FundMyStreets pic.twitter.com/ISNXFNn2um— Transportation Alternatives (@TransAlt) January 7, 2019
Lee County High School, Georgia
@zendrive #FundMyStreets @LCHSTrojans pic.twitter.com/d6iTSQwW3Z— LCTVnews / Trojan Radio (@LCTVnews4) January 7, 2019
Bike East Bay, California
Should Milvia Street in Downtown Berkeley have protected bike lanes? I say yes! What is your name and what do you think? #FundMyStreets @zendrive @noahbudnick @WalkBikeBerk @bgerhardstein @OpticosDesign @BikeEastBay @CityofBerkeley @UCBSafeTREC pic.twitter.com/tCRCxyVORh— Dave Campbell (@Derailluer) January 10, 2019
When will the winner be announced?
We will announce the winner before the end of January 2019! The deadline for finalists to collect retweets is January 13th. In the meantime, take a minute to share this blog post with your friends, co-workers and families. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children across our country.
Retweet your support for as many as you’d like – our finalists and their communities will be sure to thank you! Stay tuned for updates by following us on Twitter.