Bicycling Safety Fund
Making our roads safer for cycling
All bicyclists deserve to be safe on the roads. Yet close calls with motor vehicles and accidents are a growing concern. To address safety issues, Bikes Belong created the Bicycling Safety Fund.
The fund was started in honor of Paul David Clark, a San Francisco cyclist who was killed in a bicycle-truck collision in 2005. In the wake of the accident, Bikes Belong teamed with Paul’s brother, Blair, to create a fund to support projects that increase bicycle safety, particularly in northern California.
The fund’s mission is two-fold:
- To encourage motorists to be more aware of bicyclists
- To compel motorists and cyclists to respectfully share the road
The fund is part of the Bikes Belong Foundation. Donations to the Bicycling Safety Fund are tax-deductible as permitted by law.
To donate to the Bicycling Safety Fund, click here.
2009 Best Practices Grants
In 2009, Bikes Belong Foundation awarded four Bicycling Safety Fund Best Practices Grants to support innovative, replicable work in bike advocacy and programs for young riders.
2007 Safety Grants
In 2007, the Safety Fund supported two projects to create car-free days in city parks:
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition—Healthy Saturdays Campaign (California)
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition received $10,000 to campaign for car-free Saturdays in Golden Gate Park. This initiative will expand options for safe cycling in the city—particularly for new riders, families, and children. Bikes Belong Coalition provided $5,000, and the other $5,000 came from the Paul David Clark Bicycling Safety Fund.
Transportation Alternatives—Campaign for Car-Free Parks (New York)
New York City’s Transportation Alternatives was also awarded $10,000 to campaign for car-free pilot programs in Central and Prospect parks. Bikes Belong Coalition and the Paul David Clark Bicycling Safety Fund each provided $5,000 for the project.