The Safe & Active Genesee for Everyone coalition is a network of advocates convened by the Crim Fitness Foundation to harness the power of the collective to advocate for policy, system and environment changes that promote equitable access safe opportunities to be physically active throughout Genesee County.
SAGE members often can be found:
- Participating in Advocacy Days at the Capitol
- Supporting and advocating for parks, trails, bike lanes and other public spaces
- Advocating for equity and inclusion in health and transportation policies
- Volunteering for Safe Routes to School events
- Serving on the Genesee County Master Plan Steering Committee
- Training residents at collaborative leadership training programs
- Participating in the Traffic Taming Task Force
- Serving on the Flint Cycle Fest advisory committee
- Volunteering at events hosted by partner organizations
- Among the membership of neighborhood groups
- Safe Routes to School
- Leadership & Advocacy Training
- Neighborhood Plan Implementation
- Participate in the Genesee: Our Community, Our Future long range master plan
- Educate elected officials on Complete Streets
- Educate elected officials on Vulnerable Roadway Users
- Advocate for health in all policies
Why should you become a member of SAGE?
- Join a group who shares a vision for creating a more walkable and bikeable community and is taking action to make it happen!
- Be part of an information sharing network to learn about resources in the community and share what you are doing as well!
- Become part of a network that helps each other and draw on experts who can help you implement projects!
- There is power in collaborating as opposed to doing it on your own. Join a group that can help advocate for policy changes.
- Create lasting relationships with other organizations and individuals who can support each other!
What can SAGE offer you?
- Provide expertise in policy, systems and environment change to help you create change in your community.
- Connect you with other partners and organizations leading active living initiatives across the county.
- Provide use of “Share the Road” (sharrow) pavement marking stencils.
- Help with advocacy efforts for complete streets in your community.
What members say about being on Sage:
“Being a member of SAGE gives more credence to what I’m saying as an individual when I’m talking to people. It’s not just me. It’s a whole group. There’s a backing for this idea of active living.” ~ Marie Jones Watts, Community Member
“It’s about what we can share. It’s about putting our heads together and saying we can work this out and make this thing happen. Plus it’s just fun.” ~ Nancy Edwards, Genesee County Park & Recreation.