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Bicycle Regulation Bills on Hold, Red Bowl

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County Issues
Details on these meetings on our Events webpage

Chester County Cycling Coalition
Monday, January 25th

Cynwyd Trail Design Community Meeting

Tuesday, January 26

Schuylkill River Trail through Bartram's Garden Public Meeting Thursday, Jan. 28

58th St. Connector Public Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 28

Bike Delaware
Tuesday, February 2nd

Complete the Trail Presentation in Delaware County Monday, February 15

NJ Bike Summit in February
Saturday, February 27th

Walk from Bartram's to Dupont Crescent Saturday, February 27th
VOLUNTEER NIGHT
Philadelphia Magazine named the Bicycle Coalition Best Of Philly '09 for Volunteering.

Would you like to get involved? The first step is to come to a volunteer training on the first Wednesday of every month.  (If you are not a member yet, please join and volunteer simultaneously!) 

Wednesday, February 3rd
at 6:30pm

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BICYCLE AMBASSADOR VIDEOS
Click to watch two education videos produced by the 2009 Bicycle Ambassadors

sidewalk still
Sidewalk riding is illegal!


Pledge video

Take the I BIKE PHL Pledge
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Follow the Bicycle Ambassadors on Twitter, Facebook, and the BIKEPHL blog.  Education Fellow Max Rosen-Long does an awesome job keeping the Ambassadors social media updated on a daily basis.

SEPTA BIKE SURVEY

SEPTA is seeking the input of bicyclists! SEPTA's online survey asks for input on bike parking, bike sharing and other amenities.  Take a few minutes to let SEPTA know how it can improve its bicycles policies.
 
Dear Bicyclist,

Yesterday morning, there was a copy of a letter from Councilman Kenney on my desk asking the head of the Parking Authority for stepped up enforcement of vehicles blocking bike lanes. How did we get from November's legislation to this?

See below for details of a very productive meeting we had with Councilmen Kenney and DiCicco hosted by Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler. What I took from that meeting was that the Councilmen are fed up with sidewalk riding. While I understand why some people do it, I am also fed up with sidewalk riding. But the Councilmen, like us, are also fed up with cars -- and even pedestrians -- not following the rules of the road. Fed up enough to follow up one of our concerns with a letter to the Parking Authority. Thank You, Councilman Kenney!

We have two suburban campaigns that need your attention: support the walkway on the Scudder Falls Bridge (see below) and attend the Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Campaign meeting in Delaware County on February 15.

I am excited to be on a panel with David Byrne on February 4th to participate in a panel discussion on bicycle advocacy, urban planning and civic responsibility at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Unfortunately, the 450 free tickets for this event sold-out in only two days.  

 
If you haven't already, renew for 2010 make your membership gift to the Bicycle Coalition online.

Alex Doty
Executive Director

Events
Red Bowl
Beat the winter blues by bowling a frame at our third annual Red Bowl!  Be one of the first 100 to register and get a free water bottle.

Saturday, March 6, 2010  2-6pm
North Bowl Lounge, 909 North 2nd Street
$10 In Advance $20 At the Door (Free Bowling. Cash Bar & Food)

Bring your kids to bowl, challenge your friends to a roller-race on Specialized Globe bikes, bring your dollars for the raffle -- it all supports the Bicycle Coalition's advocacy and education campaigns!

Hosted by the North Bowl Lounge (thank you Oron!) and generously supported by Specialized, Keswick Cycle and Bicycle Therapy.

David Byrne's Bicycling Diaries
The David Byrne event on February 4th is SOLD OUT. The 450 free tickets were gobbled up in less than 48 hours!
CAMPAIGNS
Make Scudder Falls (I-95) Bridge Accessible to Bicyclists/Pedestrians The Delaware River Toll Bridge Commission is considering alternatives for redesigning the Scudder Falls (I-95) Bridge.  The Commission needs to hear from the public that about the need for a bike/ped pathway.  Please email a letter by February 4th supporting the inclusion of a pathway.
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Philadelphia City Council Bills on Hold
Bicycle Coalition staff met with Councilmen DiCicco and Kenney, Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler and other City agencies in early January to discuss the introduced bike regulation legislation.  The two most important outcomes of the meeting are that 1) a new bicycle and pedestrian safety committee will be formed to make legislative, policy and regulatory recommendations and 2) until those recommendations are made, the Councilmen will hold their three bills on mandatory registration, fees and confiscation. 

In the meantime, report road rage and other harassment issues directly to the Philadelphia Police Department on the new SeeClickFix map created by the Bicycle Coalition to make the Police more aware of the need to equitably enforce rules of the road.
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Complete the Schuylkill River Trail 
Learn more about upcoming public meetings, presentations and a winter's walk through new segments of the trail on the new Complete the Trail website.

MORE CAMPAIGNS
SPINZONE
Bicycle Coalition in the News
Highlights from the Coalition's blog

MORE SPINZONE 
Profile of a Bicycle Friendly Business
2008 Annual Meeting
Girl.Bike.Dog. is the Bicycle Coalition's first featured bike-friendly business. Located at 23rd and Bainbridge in Philadelphia's South of South St. neighborhood, the store sells handmade and custom items from messenger bags and backpacks to dog collars, leashes, and side-bags. Starting by making bags for friends in her living room, owner Lindsay Duggan opened her storefront this past summer. "I started Girl.Bike.Dog. because of my love of making thing for girls, bikes, and dogs," said Duggan. "I like the connection that comes with everything I produce. I love the ecstatic look on peoples face when they come in to pick up an order and knowing the fact that I did that for them." Read more of our interview with Lindsay.
Make Your Ride Better!
Bicycle Coalition Join for 2010 
 
Membership benefits include:
  • The monthly CycleGram e-newsletter
  • Discounts at over 30 bike shops in the region; including BikeSport and Swarthmore Cycles.
  • Discounted registration at TD Bank Bike Philly and Bike Freedom Valley
  • An invitation to our annual meeting
  • A tax deduction

Not a member? Take four minutes to make your membership gift online.

If you represent a bike shop or local business and would like to participate in our Member Discount Program, please click here for an application.
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