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

Preparing for 2010

Dear Bicyclist,

As we prepare to close out 2009, I want to share with you two dates to mark on your new 2010 calendar -- and also take this chance to remind you, if you haven't already, to sign up for your 2010 Bicycle Coalition membership.
  • David Byrne, co-founder of Talking Heads and author of Bicycle Diaries, is extending his CITIES, BICYCLES AND THE FUTURE OF GETTING AROUND tour to Philadelphia! Please join me in welcoming him to the Academy of Natural Sciences on Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 pm.
  • Red Bowl -- our annual celebration of bikes, bowling and beer -- will be held at North Bowl on Saturday, March 6 from 2:00 to 6:00.
It's been a remarkable year for the Bicycle Coalition and bicycling in the Delaware Valley. City Paper went so far as to call it "mind-boggling." Dare I say it, but all of us at the Bicycle Coalition are setting our sites even higher for 2010!

None of it would be possible without the support of our members.

Thank You!

Alex Doty
Executive Director
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2009 Accomplishments
  • Spruce and Pine bike lanes- the fulfillment of a campaign promise Mayor Nutter made to the Bicycle Coalition - will be made permanent when the streets are repaved in the spring

  • Coordinated an application for $36 million of federal stimulus funds to pay for four missing segments of the Schuylkill River Trail (plus other trails in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, Schuylkill and Camden counties).

  • Led the effort to get Philadelphia City Council to pass an ordinance requiring new construction to install bicycle parking (Yay!) and pushed back legislation requiring bicycle registration (Boo!)

  • Talked to over 15,000 people, encouraging them to ride more often and ride more safely, in the first season of the Bicycle Ambassadors.

  • Produced our third annual TD Bank Bike Philly, with 3,000 people riding on car-free Philly streets.

  • Helped secure federal stimulus funds for the construction of the Chester Valley Trail -- and construction has already begun!

  • Our Montgomery County Committee led the effort to improve security on the Schuylkill River Trail in Norristown after a bicyclist was assaulted.

  • Our Bucks County and South Jersey Committees submitted a petition with 1,400 signatures urging the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to include a bicycle and pedestrian pathway on the I-95 Scudder Falls Bridge.

  • The Bicycle Coalition continues to act as the fiscal sponsor and provide logistical support for the Delaware state organization, Bike Delaware.

  • South Jersey committee won adoption of a Complete Streets Policy by New Jersey's Department of Transportation
  • Launched "Bike the Strike" campaign during SEPTA strike, significantly increasing the number of bicycle commuters.

  • The first phase of the Pennypack Trail opened in eastern Montgomery County -- part of a broader trail plan designed by the county in collaboration with the Bicycle Coalition.

Renew your Bicycle Coalition membership for 2010 in four minutes online!
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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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