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Bike Sharing, Annual Meeting, SRAM Red Bowl Fundraiser (February 2008)

 
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
CycleGram February 2008
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The Bicycle Coalition's New Year resolution was to better communicate with you. We are upgrading our web page this year, our blog is stronger than ever, we will be on the Schuylkill River Trail with our Bicycling Ambassadors this summer and this month we are unveiling our new monthly email CycleGram (replacing last year's quarterly newsletter).

From the Commerce Bank Bike Philly 2008 to Bicycling Ambasadors to new bike maps, we have a lot planned for this year. I look forward to keeping you up to date on it all!

If you like what we are doing, please take four minutes to make a donation. Your support is what keeps our doors open!

I welcome your feedback on our programs and how we keep you informed about our work -- just hit reply to reach me.

Alex Doty, Executive Director
Nutter Will Hire Bicycle Coordinator
In his budget unveiled today, Mayor Nutter has fulfilled a campaign promise to hire a Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator for Philadelphia! The coordinator will report directly to Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler who has already met with us to go over our Bike-Friendly Philadelphia Agenda. Thanks to City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. for his support of the coordinator position.

Bike Sharing Grabs Philadelphia 
A wet and snowy January night didn't stop an overflow crowd from convening at the Academy of Natural Sciences to hear three speakers explain how Public Use Bicycle Sharing works in Pittsburgh, Louisville and Lyon France. Mayor Michael Nutter made opening remarks, indicating his desire to "be as creative as possible" in looking at ways to increase bicycling. Read more about the Bike Sharing Forum and watch the video of presentations.  

Send Mayor Nutter a letter asking him to create a bike sharing program in Philadelphia. City Council passed a resolution calling for hearings on how Philadelphia can create its own bike share program.
 
Rep. Sestak and Deputy Mayor Cutler to speak at Annual Meeting APRIL 6
Congressman Joe Sestak and Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler have been invited to speak at this year's Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 6 at 7:00 followed by a cake and coffee reception at 8:30. Free secure bike parking (but no dinner this year).
 
SRAM Red Bowl Fundraiser MARCH 1
Join us on Saturday, March 1 at the SRAM Red Bowl, a fundraiser thrown by Keswick Cycle and Bicycle Therapy to benefit the Bicycle Coalition. It all happens on Saturday, March 1st from 5-8pm at the North Bowl Lounge (909 N. 2nd Street). $10 tickets being sold at Keswick Cycle and Bicycle Therapy. Special appearance by Bob Mionske, who will be signing his new book "Bicycling and the Law."

National Bike Summit  MARCH 6
On Capitol Hill Day (Thursday, March 6), we will be leading a team of Delaware Valley bicyclists to advocate for better access to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and funding for new trails in the region, especially improvements to the Schuylkill River Trail. If you would like to walk the halls of the Capitol with us, please contact Advocacy Director John Boyle at john@bicyclecoalition.org.

Bicycling in the Delaware Valley
372 interviews and 4225 questionnaires were analyzed by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission in its first-ever metropolitan bicycle survey to determine who bicycles where and why. Read the report
here.  DVRPC is now conducting an
online survey on land use, environmental, economic development and transportation issues.
 
Suburban Report: Bucks Cycling Advisory Task Force
Commisioner James Cawley recently committed to start and staff a new Cycling Advisory Task Force. Read about how to join the task force, and advocacy in Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties as well as South Jersey and Delaware, in the Coalition committee reports.
 
Blog Highlights Recent postings in the Philadelphia Bicycle Blog include the media's hype of the Philadelphia Auto Show, New Jersey awarding $3 million in bikeway grants, an update on the Westbank Greenway in Philadephia and bicycle compatible rumble strips. 
 
 
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Dates!
SRAM Red Bowl..............................March 1
BCGP Annual Meeting......................April 6
Ride of Silence...............................May 21
Commerce Bank Philadelphia Int'l Championship.................................June 8
Bike Freedom Valley........................June 15
Tour of Pennsylvania........................June 24
Commerce Bank Bike Philly...............Sept 7

For more info, contact Jill Minick at jill@bicyclecoalition.org or (215) 242-9253 ext 3#.
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