2020 Year End Appeal
Gifts from donors represent about a third of Local Motion’s annual income, and generous donor support has never been more critical than it is right now!
We made necessary organizational choices over the course of the spring and summer, retaining our staff at reduced hours and focusing on our most critical work. Although we successfully opened the Trailside Center and Bike Ferry, the critical revenue we normally receive from bike rentals is down as a result of reduced tourism. At the same time, biking and walking have taken off in communities across Vermont, and we need your help now to ensure that Local Motion has the resources to support this groundswell with programming and advocacy.
Vermonters are turning to biking and walking as safe ways to recreate, to get around, and to see friends, while communities are experiencing how people-oriented streets can support economic recovery. Looking beyond the pandemic, we face an intensifying climate crisis and an aging population that requires access to modes other than driving. Reshaping our streets while teaching and encouraging safe walking and biking must remain a priority.
As our state and communities face difficult decisions around spending, we need your help to support walking and biking as part of the solution to our environmental, economic, and health challenges.
The choices we make over the coming months and years could shape life in our state for generations.