WORCESTER – Worcester residents looking to go green now have a new way to get around thanks to a local clean energy initiative that is offering free e-bikes to residents.
The program, headed by the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, will give away 100 e-bikes to select Worcester residents as part of a $5 million statewide clean-energy demonstration project funded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
The Accelerating Clean Transportation for All (ACT4All) Program will include 10 e-bike related grants across Massachusetts. In Worcester, it will be a 2-year program that will distribute bikes to low-income residents, then study their use and community impact to better find ways to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.
Those selected for the program will receive an e-bike and be given bicycle-related equipment as well as receive bicycle maintenance and safe cycling training courtesy of Landry’s Bicycles.
The program is open to anyone over the age of 18 who lives or works in the city of Worcester. Applicants selected for the program will be announced in June and receive their e-bikes in July.
The application is available in English, Albanian, Arabic, Portuguese, Nepali, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese at the link below.