The Pedal Ahead Program is a two-year incubator project of the non-profit Rider Safety Visibility (RSV) to create an emission-reducing electric bicycle program (e-bike) to serve as an alternative to automobile transportation in San Diego County District 4; with emphasis on increasing ridership in the communities of Chollas (92105, 92102, 92115), City Heights (92105), Encanto (92114), Linda Vista (92111), Rolando and Redwood Village (92115, 92105). And provide quality of life improvement opportunities through healthy living – active lifestyle activities.
Rider Safety Visibility 501 c3 is an official charitable organization and grant recipient of the county of San Diego, and The San Diego Foundation Under the Pedal Ahead program, we will be initiating, operating, analyzing the impact of electric bike transportation in these under-served communities. RSV brings together advocates, companies, alternative transportation, business and community members alike, stakeholders to provide solutions for all-age, all skill rider opportunities to improve quality of life.
Through phased integration, Pedal Ahead will create a network of 400 e-bikes in these communities that are initially loaned and eventually owned by program participants at the conclusion of the program. The e-Bikes are specially equipped with technology to measure trip distances, and transportation and recreation patterns, RSV is also developing baseline models to track emission standards, as well.
More to come…