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The Newport Health Equity Zone’s (HEZ) goal is increased resident participation in walking and bicycling for transportation, exercise, and recreation in Newport, RI. Bike Newport partners with the HEZ to ensure they accomplish their goals. Beyond the physical and emotional health benefits of active transportation, any mode of transportation allows residents to access many health related services and reduces the feeling of isolation and stress. So, what can you do to help? For example, you could drive less, walk or bike more. Perhaps organize a walk or bike ride in your community, join a neighborhood association and promote biking and walking, volunteer with Bike Newport and don’t forget you can lobby elected officials  to create new/or apply to established funding sources. As a private business or a community organization there are many ways to help empower your employees, customers and clients to be more active and help create an equitable, healthy and vibrant Newport. We have leaflets and resources to help you spread the word and encourage those around you to use active transportation. For example you could install a bike rack outside your business to encourage employees and customers to ride more. (Find out how here) , take part in Bike To Work Day, have bike friendly facilities in your workplace, like showers and lockers. Perhaps you could offer incentives to employee to bike, walk or take the bus, or partner with schools to promote biking. There always something to do to encourage folks to help create an equitable, healthy and vibrant Newport. For more information, contact clare@bikenewportri.org or visit The Newport Health Equity Zone or follow them on Facebook. The post Active transportation – what can you do to help? appeared first on Bike Newport.

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Have you seen the New Belgium bike racks around town? Thanks to Midtown Oyster Bar and Pour Judgement for being the sponsoring hosts of these awesome New Belgium Brewing bike racks. So what are you waiting for? Hop on it! Are you a business around Newport? Check out the business benefits Why Sponsor a Rack? Well-located bicycle racks help businesses and neighborhoods accommodate and attract the increasing numbers of bicyclists riding around town. An investment in a bike rack pays dividends with more visits, more purchases, higher visibility, a cleaner environment, and better access for more people. Cycling offers benefits that surpass driving on many levels—an economically and environmentally sound option that helps people to fulfill health and fitness goals. A cyclist must be able to find a place to park or store their bike efficiently, effectively, and securely. This concerns cyclists who bike to work or for leisure, including those who live in apartment complexes, college dormitories, or other residencies where the question of where to store a bike at home is uncertain. Check Out the Benefits of Biking for Businesses created by Share The Road and 9 Lives Design Does your business or neighborhood need a bike rack? Bike Newport can help you choose and purchase a variety of bike racks. We work with you to ensure that all racks meet City codes and the best practice standards set out by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals in order to optimize the security and capacity of each rack. Want to sponsor a rack? Get in touch. Email info@bikenewportri.org The post New bike racks in Newport! appeared first on Bike Newport.