Bicycle Resource Center

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in ONGOING PROJECTS

The Bicycle Resource Center (BRC) is our flagship project.  This is a hands-on bicycle workshop where Chainbreaker members who have gone through one of our training programs help others get a used bike and/or learn how to repair and tune it up.  Since we aren’t a service-based organization, we don’t do repairs or tune-ups in […]

Resident’s Bill of Rights

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Successes and Victories

A New Way of Creating Housing Policy Takes Hold in Santa Fe! In July, 2015, the tireless work of Chainbreaker members, community members and ally organizations paid off when City Council voted unanimously to pass the Resident’s Bill of Rights resolution. Dozens of Chainbreaker members and community members showed up at the meeting to voice […]

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 […]

Help Santa Feans Ride! Bus Pass Rebate

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in NEWS, ONGOING PROJECTS

In 2012, Chainbreaker members fought hard and won money to buy new buses and build new bike infrastructure.   When a proposal to use some of that money to create a bike-share (a taxpayer subsidized bike rental) program, Chainbreaker members sprung into action.  The bike-share proposal raised serious equity concerns and threatened to take money away […]

WE WON!: Help Santa Feans Ride!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in NEWS, Successes and Victories

¡SI SE PUDO!  After months of strategizing and organizing, the tireless work of countless Chainbreaker members finally paid off.  On June 12, 2013 our City Council voted unanimously to support our HELP SANTA FEANS RIDE campaign.  Help Santa Feans Ride will help people who struggle with transportation costs by distributing free annual bus passes to […]

The First Regional Park on the South Side

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Successes and Victories

A bond question was included on the ballot during a city election in March, 2012 to expand trail connectivity and create the first regional park in Santa Fe’s South Side.  The South Side is an area composed largely of low-income people of color and is disproportionately lacking in infrastructure. Winning the bond election helped us […]

Homes For All – Reclaim! Remain! Rebuild our cities!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

One of the root causes of transit injustice is inequitable urban planning.  As our cities grow, many low-income people can no longer afford to live in centralized neighborhoods and are forced to move to areas that lack access to work opportunities, health and recreation centers, access to healthy food or other amenities that are needed […]

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 […]

BRC University

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in General Information, ONGOING PROJECTS

Each One Teach One The BRC University is a popular education based skill sharing program to develop new community leaders and support the Bicycle Resource Center (BRC).  Over a 10 week comprehensive course participants learn the skills to become certified mechanic instructors and help run the BRC. This program is much more than a training […]

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 […]