E-bike incentive pilot program
Residents of Bridgeton, a city in Cumberland County in South Jersey, face various obstacles to employment, including a lack of consistent, accessible, and affordable transportation to job opportunities within the region.
Gateway Community Action Partnership (Gateway CAP) is partnering with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University to pilot an electric bicycle (e-bike) incentive program to connect low-income residents of Bridgeton with employment opportunities. The program aims to increase awareness about e-bikes as a safe, affordable, low-emission travel option. The program is designed to make the purchase of an e-bike more affordable for low-income residents and to encourage program participants to use e-bikes to travel to work, run errands, visit friends and family, and for other purposes.
As part of the project, the team will evaluate how e-bikes can improve employment outcomes for low-income residents while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. The project is intended to serve as a model for other NJ communities looking to explore alternative, low-emission transportation and expand the use of e-bikes for utilitarian travel.
About the Organization
Gateway Community Action Partnership
The mission of Gateway Community Action Partnership is to provide services that improve the quality of life and promote self-sufficiency. Gateway is the designated Community Action Program in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties and provides services in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, and Mercer counties as well as Philadelphia, P.A.
Gateway CAP offers dozens of programs, many of which address issues related to climate change, environmental injustice, and sustainability, including the Emergency Assistance Food Pantry, Farm, and Gleaning programs; Southeast Gateway Neighborhood Cleanups; Home and Building Weatherization; and office energy efficiency measures.