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January 2008 Cyclegram

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia January CycleGram
Bike Share Philadelphia
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Don't miss this informational public forum to learn more about Bike Share Programs - cosponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia



Thursday, January 17th 6:30 pm

The Academy of Natural Sciences

The Urban Sustainability Forum Series.


The forum features speakers from Lyon France's Vélov, Pittsburg's Dasani Blue Bikes and Humana Hospitals' Freewheelin' programs. 

Get Involved!
There are many ways to get involved in Bicycle Advocacy!
Join the Board
The Board is seeking new members to join the team, especially those with experience in accounting, fundraising and management experience to help the Coalition grow.  
Join a Committee 
Each county has a committee that welcomes new members.
Sign up for county email list here
Attend a Committee Meeting!
The Philadelphia Committee meets on Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30 pm at Whole Foods at 20th and Callowhill (2nd Floor meeting room)
The Chester County Committee meets next on February 20th at 7pm at the Government Service Building in West Chester
Bike Delaware meets March 3rd at 6pm at Wilmapco offices in Newark
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It's a "New Day," as Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter likes to say! One of the Bicycle Coalition's major priorities for the new administration was the creation of a new transportation department.  In early January, Mayor Nutter created a new cabinet position of Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities. This is the highest level transportation position that Philadelphia has seen in several administrations.  He appointed Rina Cutler, currently Deputy Administrator at PennDOT and former head of the Parking Authority to that position.  He also re-appointed Clarena Tolson as Commissioner of the Streets Department.  The Bicycle Coalition has requested meetings with both. 
To keep up to date on how the Nutter Admistration carries out candidate Nutter's campaign promises and other news about bicycling in the Delaware Valley, check out John Boyle's Philadelphia Bicycle News blog.
Alex Doty
Executive Director
A Fantastic Launch for Commerce Bank's Bike Philly
The President's Spin
by Hans van Naerssen
It was an amazing sight: bicyclist after bicyclist smiling as they pedaled by, adults, children, parents, couples, bicyclists of all shapes and sizes and ages and dress, on bikes just as vaired.  Each rider had a huge beaming smile as they swept around the front of the Art Museum past my vantage point toward the Ben Franklin Parkway and beyond.   Not a car in sight, it was a bicyclists' nirvana.  Bike Philly 2007, a celebration of car-free bicycling pumped up by Philly inspired music was underway. 
Read the rest of this article in the Winter Cyclegram and see photos of Bike Philly.

In addition to a round up about the success of this event's inauguration in the Winter 2008 Cyclegram issue, there are also articles on: Bucks County's Cycling Plan, Bicycling Education in New Jersey, Public Officials Weigh in on South Street Bridge, Coalition received William Penn grant, New York City's first separate bike lane and more.

It's all in the Blog
To keep updated on the latest in bicycle advocacy, check out the Philadelphia Bicycle Blog that Advocacy Director John Boyle updates several times a week. 
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Ride of Silence....May 14
Commerce Bank Philadelphia International Championship....June 8
Bike Freedom Valley....June 15
Tour of Pennsylvania....June 24
Commerce Bank's Bike Philly....Sept 7
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