Crowdfunded Bike Lane

663 862 (2014)
GDP per capita at purchasing power parity (PPP):
61 795.00US$ (2014)

Following the general urban mobility trends in the United States of America, the City of Denver began planning its bike infrastructure. However, it often takes a long time for pedestrian and cycling projects to be implemented and sometimes local groups have to take the initiative in pushing the projects forward. The Arapahoe Protected Bike Lane project was led by the Downtown Denver Partnership, a business organisation dedicated to the improvement of Denver’s downtown area. The project’s funding scheme was not standard. After acquiring US $120,000 from private sector donors the Downtown Denver Partnership decided to collect the remaining $35,000 using crowdfunding. This was decided as crowdfunding has proven to be a very successful way not only for financing but to raise citizen's awareness.