In this new series, we will feature organizations that have recently passed healthy policies through our Pledge the Practice, Pass the Policy program. Before we get started, we’d like to recognize all of our partners who have passed healthy policies so far in 2016:
- Richmond Main Street – Tap Water Promotion Policy
- Pogo Park – Healthy Food and Beverage Policy
- Bike Concord – Tap Water Promotion Policy
- Building Blocks for Kids Richmond Collaborative – Movement and Play Policy
- Planned Parenthood Hilltop Mall – Breastfeeding Accommodation Policy
- First Baptist Church – Breastfeeding Accommodation Policy
We’re so proud of these organizations for their work in creating healthier environments for young children! You can see all previously passed policies on our Policy Library.
Bike Concord is a grassroots organization in Concord working for safe, convenient, and enjoyable bicycling in our community. They run a free bike repair tent at the Todos Santos Farmers’ Market, engage City of Concord staff to encourage bike-friendly transportation decisions, hold bike-centered social events for the public, and educate and equip bicycle users to be safe on the road.
Their new Tap Water Promotion Policy will ensure that tap water is available and appealing at their events, which include Bike Rodeos, camping trips to Briones park, Kidical Mass, and National Night Out.
With the passage of their new policy, Bike Concord will:
- Provide a convenient and appealing source of water for events and outings, free of charge
- Provide chilled drinking water to fill rider’s water bottles with
- Encourage participants to bring their own reusable water bottles
- Encourage children to stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day
- Share information with the Concord community on the safety and health of drinking tap water
- Advocate for safe and appealing tap water to be accessible and free in public places
- Support public policies that promote clean, safe, affordable tap water for all
Bike Concord is helping to get Concord residents outdoors and physically active, and now they’re taking their health advocacy one step further and preventing childhood obesity by encouraging tap water consumption. Way to go, Bike Concord!