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CycleGram July 2007

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia August CycleGram

As we prepare for the most ambitious ride in the 35 year history of the Bicycle Coalition, we need your help!
Help make BikePhilly a success, by registering now as a volunteer or by registering now as a
rider at
Volunteer now to help with promotion, with route and ride planning, with logistics, or with a variety of administrative tasks.
Or volunteer September 8 & 9 to help deliver, set up, staff, and take down rest stops and festival facilities.
Lastly, we need 100 route marshals to guide cyclists at turns and other locations.
We hope you will help make BikePhilly a success, so we can add staff and Make Bicycling even Better.
Fill out the volunteer survey at or attend an upcoming committee meeting:
Registration: Tuesday (7/31)
Promotion and Marketing: Thursday (8/2)
Food and Support: Monday (8/6)
Volunteer Night: Tuesday (8/14)
All meetings are at 6:30 pm at the Bicycle Coalition office.
Night of the Moving Lights

Tuesday, August 7
7:00 pm
39th and Locust Walk on the University of Pennsylvania campus
Dessert will be served
14-mile ride at a relaxed pace through hidden corners of Fairmount Park
Bicycle Coalition members are invited to join this ride for new Wharton students as we give them a self-propelled introduction to one of the greatest parks in the country.
With over 500 people signed up for Bike Philly so far it looks like we may sell out our limit of 3,000 registrations before September 9th! Register now before the next price hike on August 4.
Speaking of fun rides, I'd like to invite you to our Light of the Moving Bikes Ride next Tuesday (see below for details).
Bike Philly will be a great celebration of car-free streets in Philadelphia. But the reason for the event, and why I put up with sleepless nights fretting about Bike Philly's seemingly endless to-do list, is for the advocacy. Read about the many ways we are working to make your ride better in our summer issue of the CycleGram. (We'll get the next issue into a web-based format but please download the pdf to read the current issue.)
Alex Doty
Executive Director
Should to Shall: One More Tool for Making Biking Better
The President's Spin
by Hans van Naerssen
"Effective May 15, 2007, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation policy requires the evaluation of the access and mobility needs of pedestrian and bicycle users in highway and bridge transportation corridors. This revised policy mandates that highway and bridge projects must evaluation the existing, latent, and projected needs of pedestrian and bicycle users. It requires the integration of the identified needs into project planning and design processes."

So begins PennDOT's Strike-off Letter SOL 432-0702, a huge step forward for the mobility rights of Pennsylvania's bicyclists and pedestrians. Since most roads and bridges are state owned, this policy will have a major impact.

Download the PDF
The CycleGram has seven articles you want to read: Philly Cycling Committee Rocks!, Big Win on Schuylkill River Park and Trail, AMTRAK Folding Bike Policy Loophole Closed, Report on the Annual Meeting, Calling About Potholes.
July Advocacy Report
It's all about the advocacy. Read Advocacy Director John Boyle's July advocacy report.
Save $10
Bicycle Coalition members can save $10 on BikePhilly registration by using the member discount registration. Late registration, which costs $10 more, starts August 5.
Registration Deadline: August 4, 2007
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