Promoting bicycling as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation.

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You bike in the Delaware Valley. You want to make your ride better. I can help.

I am writing to ask you to make your ride better by supporting the award-winning work of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Become a member today!

While we have done much to make your ride better in the last year through advocacy and education, the best example of the power of Bicycle Coalition advocacy has been on bridges.
  • After submitting a petition with 1,400 signatures, we set an important precedent in getting bicycle and pedestrian accomodations on the planned Scudder Falls Bridge across the Delaware
  • Following the release of our report Crossing the Delaware for Transportation Independence, DRPA has agreed to build a ramp in 2012 for the Ben Franklin Bridge's beautiful walkway that will connect bicyclists to the only non-motorised Delaware bridge crossing in Philadelphia
But the most remarkable accomplishment centers on the opening of the new South Street Bridge.
  • To begin with, the new bridge has bike lanes -- which are even buffered in some sections.
  • Even better, the city installed new buffered bike lanes on Lombard and South Streets leading to the bridge.
  • And, the icing on the cake will be the construction of a boardwalk connecting the Schuylkill River Trail to the bridge in 2012.
While we didn't make any of these things happen on our own, we were integral to the efforts to improve the design of the South Street Bridge, encourage Philadelphia to pilot buffered bike lanes and find new places to install them, and help the region obtain federal TIGER stimulus funds that are funding construction of the boardwalk (and $17 million in other trail improvements). Our advocacy builds bridges and the result is better streets, trails and, yes, bridges, for you to bike on.

Our opportunities to make bicycling better in the Delaware Valley are increasing, but so are the challenges. Will you consider becoming a member at the $35, $50 or even $100 level to help us meet these challenges and continue to make your ride better?

Please take a moment join in four minutes online.

Thank you for your support!

Alex Doty
Executive Director

PS If you already sent in a membership gift for 2011, thank you! Would you consider forwarding this email to a bicycling friend?
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When you become a member, you will receive:
  • A membership card good for discounts at over 30 bike shops in the region

  • The monthly electronic CycleGram to keep you up-to-date on our campaigns and inform you of upcoming events

  • Discounted registration to Bike Philly

  • An invitation to our annual meeting in Spring 2011

  • An invitation to our suburban advocacy summit in February
  • A tax deduction for 2010 if you donate before December 31

  • The warm glow -- and perhaps a touch of righteousness -- you get every time you go for a ride knowing that your support makes the Delaware Valley a better place to bike

Join the Bicycle Coalition in four minutes online!
Promoting bicycling as a healthy, low-cost and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation.

Founded in 1972, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties as well as South Jersey and the state of Delaware.

Donations made to the Bicycle Coalition are tax deductible.

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