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Bike Month begins next week, and we're already planning for Bike to Work Day on May 20! Whether you're totally new to bike commuting or you're a seasoned cyclist looking to share resources to get your friends and colleagues out riding, check out this new video series from Bike Indianapolis and HbD. Throughout the month, we'll share a new video each week to discuss how to start riding to daily destinations if you're brand new to biking.

Watch the video

Health by Design Receives Road to Zero Grant


Health by Design is thrilled to receive a 2022 Community Traffic Safety Grant from the National Safety Council's Road to Zero Coalition. We are one of six organizations to receive an award that will aid us in addressing the troubling rise in roadway fatalities, using the three pillars of the Road to Zero strategy.

Our "Change at the Crossroads of America" project will include a series of activities, falling into the broad categories of research, assessment and data analysis, education and training, public engagement, project implementation and evaluation. These efforts will support statewide education, training and technical assistance on the Safe System approach and safety culture (Indiana Road to Zero Academy), and technical assistance and project implementation in five local communities. Stay tuned for additional updates!

Read about the grant

Big News for CICF's Connected Communities Initiative 

This week CICF announced that the Lilly Endowment has awarded a $25 million grant to CICF's Connected Communities Initiative. This funding supports the expansion of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure throughout Marion County. You can learn more and see a map of the upcoming projects here!

We're Seeking Contractor Support

Health by Design is seeking to add staff capacity by contracting for support with project management, planning services, community engagement, walking/biking/transit subject matter expertise, and more. If you are interested and available – whether as an individual or through your organization – please contact us at to learn more about the roles and responsibilities.

Plan your event for Bike & Roll to School Day!

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Bike & Roll to School Day is May 4! If you're planning an event to celebrate, you can spread the word by registering your event. You can also find tools for planning and event ideas on the Walk Bike to School site. Indiana already has a handful of schools hosting events--let's keep them coming and get more students biking and rolling!

You can also reach out to Health by Design for ideas and technical support on implementing a Bike & Roll to School Day. We can't wait to see Indiana students biking and rolling to school on May 4!

Bike to Work Day is May 20. You can use resources from the League of American Bicyclists to plan Bike to Work Day activities and encouragement for your co-workers!

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We've updated our Strategic Plan!

In 2018, Health by Design adopted a strategic plan that was a result of more than a year of collaboration from consultants, board members, staff, funders, and coalition members and partners. This 2022-2023 strategic plan builds on the previous plan and that framework with updated mission, vision, organizational goals, and strategies. 

Read the 2022 Strategic Plan Update.

Upcoming HbD Meetings

Health Equity Action Team Meeting

Thursday, April 28| 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Register here

May is Bike Month!

Hosting a Bike Month, Bike & Roll to School Day,

or Bike to Work Day event anywhere in Indiana? Let us know!

Program & Policy Meeting

Tuesday, May 24 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Register here

Transit Partner Coordination Meeting

Friday, May 27 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Register here

Quarterly Coalition Meeting

Monday, June 13 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Register here

*All meetings in Eastern time.*

Find out about Indiana Public Health Association meetings

that may be of interest online here.

Upcoming Opportunities:

Health by Design Media:

Resources, Events & Webinars:

  • April 27: Thrive West Central Regional Active Living Workshop
  • April 27: Vision Zero "How to shift to the Safe System approach" Webinar
  • April 27: Smart Growth Online "Creating Transportation Equity from the Ground Up" Webinar
  • April 30: Irvington Pennsy Trail Ride, Indianapolis
  • April 30-May 3: APA National Planning Conference
  • May is Bike Month! Bike & Roll to School Day is May 4, Bike to Work Day is May 20.
  • May 6: Transportation Research & Education Center "Using E-Bike Incentive Programs to Expand the Market" Webinar
  • May 10: NACTO Transit Discussion Series
  • May 11: IU Environmental Resilience Institute Smart Growth Policies for Climate Adaptation and Resilience Webinar
  • May 12: 2022 Mobility Management Forum
  • May 12: Active Living Workshop in LaPorte
  • May 24-26: Environmental Health Matters Initiative Workshop: Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity--State-Level Implementation
  • June 4: National Trails Day
  • June 13-30: International Conference on Transportation and Health
  • June 23-24: Health Equity Summit - more info coming soon!
  • July 27-29: Urban Land Institute's 2022 Equitable Development Summit
  • The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Planning Conference is seeking conference session proposals

Jobs & Professional Development:

Funding, Projects & Awards:

Public Input:

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