Wed April 7 @ 6:30pm
Outreach Training &
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 1107
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NBW in North Philly|
At the beginning of 2010, Neighborhood Bike Works opened up a
spacious new workshop (converted from a barbershop) in North
Philadelphia, right off Broad St. on Susquehanna Ave.
The North Philly
location offers Youth Earn-A-Bike classes for neighborhood students, an adult bike-repair salon in the evenings, and will be opening a bike-repair shop, too! To learn more,
contact Cat Bergeron, the shop
or check out NBW's Blog!
Dear Bicyclist, Have you been keeping up with all the announcements coming from the Bicycle Coalition? Following last month's award of $23 million for construction of missing segments of the Schuylkill River Trail and East Coast Greenway, this month saw a stimulus award from the CDC for Phase 2 of the Philadelphia Bike Plan and a $680,000 expansion of the Bicycle Coalition's Safe Routes Philly education program.Then there was the national recognition the Bicycle Coalition received when the Alliance for Biking and Walking named us Bicycle Advocacy Organization of the Year!
Your financial support is an investment that paid big dividends in the stimulus awards the region has received. We continue to invest in the successful advocacy that brings
in the money needed to build trails, improve streets for bicycling and
teach people how to bike safely. Donate today and ride with pride!
|Complete the Schuylkill River Trail -- Presentations on the Complete the Trail Campaign will be made in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester counties during April and May. |
Help Complete the Schuylkill River Trail! Send your Congressman (and Congresswoman) and Senators a letter asking them to support appropriations requests for missing trail segments, including the Wissahickon Gateway, Manayunk Bridge and the Spring Garden Greenway. Send your letter now.
National Bicycle Summit Wrap Up -- Over 30 Bicycle Coalition members attended the Summit and Capitol Hill Day and got to see us named "Advocacy Organization of the Year" by the Alliance for Biking and Walking and then receive a $20,000 grant from Bikes Belong/REI to improve Philadelphia's Bicycle Friendly Community ranking. A big thank you to all the volunteers who made the trip to DC!
Philadelphia Bike Parking Is Growing -- Using stimulus funds, Philadelphia is taking requests for places to put 500 sidewalk inverted U racks (deadline is April 7), and soon will begin converting 1600 parking meter poles into bike racks using rings from Creative Metal Works.
Bike Freedom Valley
June 20, 2010
After 30 years, Bike Freedom Valley returns to its roots - to celebrate the progress of the Schuylkill River Trail (and support completing the trail) as the premier transportation and recreation greenway connecting neighborhoods across the Delaware Valley.
We are looking for a dedicated individual to fill the position of Volunteer Coordinator for Bike Freedom Valley. Small stipend available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration includes a map designed by renowned bicycle cartographer Steve Spindler highlighting historic sites, popular shops and eateries (including tomato pie source Conshohocken Bakery) and other places that lie just off the Schuylkill River Trail. On your next ride, take the map and go exploring!
Registration opens Monday!
Would you like to join the Freedom Valley team?
Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 2! Vote for your board of directors at the meeting. Read the nominee profiles.
|Please help us
welcome our newest staff member - Cy Maramangalam will be taking the reins as the new Safe Routes Philly
Instructor. For more information on Cy (and all of our staff) visit bicyclecoalition.org/staffbios.|
New Stimulus funds for Safe Routes Philly -
Safe Routes Philly program is only a month old we are already
expanding. With the City of Philadelphia's new stimulus award, Safe
Routes Philly will be expanding to include a pedestrian safety class as
well as bringing our program to all elementary school in the School
District of Philadelphia. More information on the stimulus award is
available on our blog.
Scheduling for the Bicycle Ambassadors!
Would you like Bicycle Ambassadors to attend your next
event? Or come to your office and teach our Urban Riding Basics
class? Check out our website for more information on our program,
classes and scheduling details.
Courteous Mass - Saturday, April 10th @ 10am
Join your fellow cyclists for a fun,
semi-organized and casual ride on Philadelphia streets
celebrating the tremendous growth of bicycle culture of all kinds in
our great city! Details on our blog and Facebook page (RSVP's welcome via Facebook).
|Highlights from our blog & Bicycle Coalition in the News+ City gets big money to trim waistlines, smoking (Inquirer)+ Google launches biking directions with Bicycle
Coalition data (Technically Philly)+ US Transportation Secretary Announces Major Policy Shift for Bikes/Peds
+ Schuylkill River Trail Reconstruction Finally Begins between East Falls and Ridge Ave--Detour Details (Blog)+ Pedal Power Possible (Inquirer Editorial)
+ Delaware Valley cities and towns receive planning money for bike/ped projects (Blog)
The Bicycle Coalition has a Twitter account, Facebook page and Philadelphia Bicycle News Blog. Get an RSS feed from our blog to keep up to date on bicycle news for the Greater Philadelphia region.
Follow the Bicycle Ambassadors on Twitter, Facebook, and the BIKEPHL blog. Education Fellow Max Rosen-Long does an awesome job keeping the Ambassadors social media updated on a daily basis.