NEW ORLEANS (press launch) – Blue Krewe is proud to announce that the Blue Bikes Helmet Giveaway has distributed greater than 1,000 free helmets to New Orleanians. Because of the assist of Wholesome Blue, Blue Krewe – the native nonprofit that operates Blue Bikes – is worked up to rejoice this main milestone to deal with limitations to using bicycles by increasing entry to free bike security gear.
“We’re thrilled to rejoice this milestone of donating our 1,000th free Blue Bikes helmet,” stated Patrick Urbine, Blue Krewe neighborhood engagement supervisor. “Security is a high precedence for us, and we consider that everybody ought to have entry to correct protecting gear when using a motorbike. By eliminating the limitations to accessing helmets, we’re excited to have the ability to assist empower riders to have the instruments to be protected whereas using round city on two wheels.”
Since relaunching Blue Bikes within the Fall of 2021 with a brand new fleet of pedal-assist e-bikes, Blue Krewe has been dedicated to equitably offering reasonably priced entry to lively, wholesome, and environmentally-friendly multimodal transportation for all.
Blue Krewe acknowledges that security is a vital part of biking, and entry to correct protecting gear is important for making a tradition of protected biking. To deal with this want, Blue Krewe launched the Blue Bikes Helmet Giveaway, which offers free helmets to people who use Blue Bikes or who’re in want of a helmet to journey their very own bicycles.
“Enhancing well being and lives is on the core of what Wholesome Blue does, so we’re thrilled to have performed a key position in serving to Blue Krewe distribute 1,000 free bike helmets to residents throughout New Orleans,” stated Dr. Christy Valentine Theard, pPresident of Wholesome Blue Louisiana. “We work relentlessly to attach folks with the assist and assets they should overcome limitations to raised well being, and our work with Blue Krewe helps us succeed by encouraging protected, lively life that may result in more healthy outcomes and communities.”
The success of the Blue Bikes Helmet Giveaway has been potential due to the collaborative assist of neighborhood companions.
“Making a tradition of motorcycle security is at all times a collaborative effort,” stated Allene La Spina, govt director of Bike Simple. “Bike Simple has partnered with Blue Bikes to suppose holistically about empowering folks on bikes in New Orleans by increasing entry to protected bike using gear. Our organizations have been in a position to host varied pop-up occasions all through New Orleans to offer free bike lights, helmets and details about New Orleans’ bicycle community to make sure that everybody has the instruments essential to make using simpler, protected and enjoyable.”
The free helmets donated via the giveaway have ended up in all corners for the parish. Nonetheless, the 1,000th helmet was given away this previous Wednesday within the Treme at Tech Fest, a neighborhood occasion highlighting well being assets hosted by TechPlug.
“We have been humbled to be the in-community location for the 1,000th helmet giveaway. Bike security is extremely vital in our neighborhood,” Kornelius Bankston, managing accomplice, TechPlug.
Blue Krewe’s efforts are half of a bigger motion to advertise lively transportation, cut back visitors congestion, and enhance neighborhood wellness in New Orleans. Biking has been confirmed to be a sustainable and wholesome mode of transportation that advantages people and communities alike, and Blue Krewe is ensuring that Blue Bikes is accessible and protected for all.