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Cyclegram: Fall Biking News - Trails Update, Bike Parking, 2011 Bike Expo

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 30-October 1

EMS Club Day

  

October 1-2

Pedal PA River Ramble Tour 

  

October 4

Bike Delaware meeting

  

October 5

Bicycle Coalition volunteer night

  

October 8

Bike Mural Arts Tour 

  

October 9

Ride Ataxia Philly 

  

October 9

Bucks Co. Covered Bridges ride 

  

October 9

Maryland Tour de Port 

  

October 11

West Philly Bike/Ped Plan meeting @ 5803 Kingsessing Ave 

  

October 12

West Philly Bike/Ped Plan meeting @ 220 S. 34th St 

  

October 18

Philly Cycling Committee meeting

  

October 21-23

BCP Fall Foliage Weekend   


October 25
NE Bike/Ped Plan meeting@8540 Verree Road

October 26

NE Bike/Ped Plan meeting @1251 E. Sedgley Avenue  

  

October 29-30

Philly Bike Expo 

  

Full calendar with details  

CONGRATS WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP
West Windsor Township was recently named a Bicycle Friendly Community (Bronze level) by the League of American Bicyclists.

West Windsor has proven that even fully-developed suburban townships can make improvements for bicycling and pedestrians. Recently the township has installed bike lanes on major roads and 60 bike lockers at Princeton Junction. In 2007 it completed the first phase of the Trolley Line Trail

STAT O' THE MONTH

$18 million
 
The amount of money needed to be raised to complete 8 unfinished segments of the Schuylkill River Trail covering 8 miles of trail connections.
BICYCLE COALITION IN THE NEWS
Bravo: Bicycle Coalition's Park(ing) Day Corrals Stay Until November, Maybe Longer (PlanPhilly)

Center City Replace Two Parking Spots With Bike Racks (WHYY NewsWorks
  

Easy Intro to Philly Cycling: Bike Philly route with no cars (Inquirer)

 

Find the full media list on our SpinZone page.

BICYCLE COALITION BLOG HIGHLIGHTS 
Penn Park Is A Bicycling Destination, Not A Bicycling Park. 9.19.2011
 
Wrapping Up Our First Commuter Challenge. 9.19.2011
 
Round One: TE Supporters 1 -TE Opponents 0. 9.16.2011
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Greetings!

 

The cones are packed up, the tents are pulled down, and we have (almost) caught up on our sleep after Bike Philly. A huge thank you to everyone who supported us by riding! It could not have happened without you and the help of more than two hundred terrific volunteers.

 

We are sifting through hundreds of photos taken during the event and posting them to our Bike Philly Flickr set. Check them out - there's a good chance you are in one!

 

Missed Bike Philly? Support our work by becoming a member of the Bicycle Coalition. Your membership is a tax-deductible donation to an organization working year-round to make your bicycling experience better.

 

Summer may be ending, but there are still great bike events on the calendar. The Philly Bike Expo is coming up at the end of October. Our annual meeting for Bicycle Coalition members will be happening during the Expo as well. Another reason to join us today! 

  

Alex Doty
Executive Director
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Thousands of Bike Philly riders gathering for the big start
COMPLETE THE TRAIL UPDATE: MANAYUNK BRIDGE 
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The design of the Manayunk Bridge is proceeding along at a fast clip. A concept for the design of the trail on the bridge was presented September 15th at a second public meeting in Ardmore. The challenge for the design is to accommodate pedestrians using the bridge as a park, and cyclists using the bridge as a transportation corridor. Take a look at the design concepts and email your thoughts to Jeff Reigner of WRA.

 

Other updates:

  • Lower Merion's Cynwyd Heritage Trail officially opens on Sunday, October 23rd, with a 1-4 PM ribbon cutting. 
  • The contract to build the Boardwalk from Locust Street to the South Street Bridge has been advertised.
  • The feasibility study has begun for the West Bank Connector, which will link the West Bank Greenway down to the South Street Bridge and the Gray's Ferry Crescent on the west side of the Schuylkill River.
  • The Connector Bridge, which will cross the CSX tracks below Locust Street and provide an above grade link between the Schuylkill River Park Trail and Schuylkill River Park, is under construction. This project is the first TIGER project to get underway.
COMING UP SOON: EMS CLUB DAY AND PHILLY BIKE EXPO 
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EMS Club Day: September 30 - October 1, 2011
We will be one of a handful of organizations with a table at the 34th Street EMS for Club Day. Make a donation to the Bicycle Coalition and receive a coupon good for 15% off non-EMS gear and 20% off EMS0-brand gear. We will be selling our famous I BIKE PHL shirts, and buying one qualifies you for the discount!

Bike_Expo_logo Philly Bike Expo: October 29 - 30, 2011
The Philly Bike Expo returns to the 23rd Street Armory at the end of October. We will be offering a full suite of workshops on both days. Subjects include Bicycling And The Law, the Federal Transportation Bill, and how to navigate (and win!) classic arguments between cycling advocates and cycling opponents. Check our blog in the upcoming weeks for more information about each workshop.
INSTALLING PHILADELPHIA'S FIRST BICYCLE CORRAL
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As if putting on Bike Philly wasn't enough, we decided to participate in Park(ing) Day on Friday, Sept 16th. Working with the Mayor's Office of Transportation, we installed the city's first bike corral!

 

A custom art rack, called a "cycle stall" was loaned by Dero Bike Co. to the Coalition and was installed by the Streets Department on Sydenham Street, off Walnut. It holds 14 bikes and cover approximately two parking spaces. The corral has been well received and heavily used.  Saris Bike Racks also loaned two "stadium" racks, which we tested out on the subway grates in front of the University of Arts. 

 

If you like the idea of more bike corrals coming to Philadelphia, send an email to aaron.ritz@phila.gov. If you live in the suburbs and want you community to get one, have your planner contact Aaron!  

 

Let's keep the bike corral!  We have permission to keep it for 6-7 weeks, but we have launched a fundraising campaign to purchase it and make it permanent.  Attorney Stuart Leon has made a kickoff donation.  Will you join him?  Make a donation today!

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