While questions swirl about the new stimulus package, with your support the Bicycle Coalition's green micro-economy is roaring along. Members donated the most in 2008 to the Bicycle Coalition in our 36-year history. By way of thanks, over 30 bike shops are offering discounts to 2009 members (see the list below).
We want the stimulus package to fund completing the Schuylkill River Trail (which you can support by coming to our forum!). We're making our own stimulus contribution by hiring six seasonal Bicycle Ambassadors, an event intern and the newly opened position of event director.
All of us at the Bicycle Coalition would like to thank Beth Mohan Resta for her dedicated work as the TD Bank Bike Philly event director. Beth has accepted a new position where she will still be working for green transportation at Zipcar.
If you misplaced that 2009 membership form, don't fret. You can take four minutes to make your 2009 membership gift now.
See you on the (ice-free) road!
|Bike Share Demonstration and |
StreetFilms Movie Night
Despite severe cold temperatures, scores of passersby took out bicycles for a spin at the Bike Share Demonstration held at University City and Logan Square (see coverage in the Inquirer). Then over a hundred people attended the Streetfilms Movie Night at the Academy of Natural Sciences, including Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown, State Representative Babette Josephs, NE Philly Chamber of Commerce President Al Taubenberger, former Streets Dept Engineer/bike lane champion Tom Branigan and Philadelphia Pedestrian Bicycle Coordinator Charles Carmalt.
We are grateful to the staff of Streetfilms and the Livable Streets Network who came to Philadelphia for the day to get to know Philadelphia bicycle issues and the advocacy efforts of the Bicycle Coalition, and for showing their films. We've created PA Walks and Bikes, a virtual group on the Livable Streets Network. Please join!
The Bicycle Ambassadors teach adult bicyclists and motorists to better share city streets by speaking face-to-face to members of the public. Teams of Ambassadors deliver bicycling expertise personally in demonstrations and conversations in public places, at community events and to local companies.
START DATE: May 4, 2009
LENGTH OF JOB: Through September 13, 2009
COMPENSATION: $10-$13 per hour, approximately 35 hours/week.
Preference will be given to applications received before 3/16/2009 at 5 PM. Six Bicycle Ambassadors will be hired for the 2009 season. Please direct all questions to Bicycle Ambassadors Coordinator Breen Goodwin.