Creating the Resident’s Bill of Rights

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in NEWS, PAST PROJECTS

Since 2004, Chainbreaker was focused on Transit Justice because car-dependency keeps people poor. But the high cost of living in Santa Fe makes car-dependency hard to escape for many low-income people. Development efforts in our neighborhoods rarely include our voices — the voices of the people currently living there — leading to gentrification. As more […]

Transit Riders for Public Transportation

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in PAST PROJECTS

After we successfully stopped sweeping service cuts and fare hikes to our bus system, we joined a national alliance of transportation justice organizations called Transit Riders for Public Transportation (TRPT).  TRPT is a coalition of grassroots organizations like Chainbreaker and was working on a coordinated campaign targeting the Federal Surface Transportation Bill that was being […]

Women’s Night and Spanish Night for BRC

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in PAST PROJECTS

Because society imposes different gender rolls for men and women, the Bicycle Resource Center can, unfortunately, be very male-dominated.  Many self-identifying women have told us that this can create an uninviting climate for them. A group of dedicated female mechanics responded by creating a workshop night by women and for women. In response to a […]

Training Wheels

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in PAST PROJECTS

Training Wheels was a sub-project of the Bicycle Resource Center  that catered to the unique needs and learning styles of our young  members. The cost of purchase and maintenance of a bike for a child is simply out of reach for many low-income families. At the same time, young people tend to outgrow the size […]