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

TIGER Roars through PA and NJ

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Bike Sharing: Market in Philly Found Viable
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On February 24th, BCGP released a report on the viability of bike sharing in Philadelphia. The result of a year of research, the "Philadelphia Bike Share Concept Study" found that a market for bike sharing exists in Philadelphia and recommended a system of 2,500 to 4,500 bicycles.  Read more.
COUNTIES
For meeting details visit our Calendar

NJ Bike Summit Denville NJ
Tomorrow! Saturday, February 27th

Chester County Cycling Committee
March 16th, 7pm

Philadelphia
Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan Public Meetings
April 19 and 20th

Montgomery County
Complete the Trail Presentation at Jenkintown Library
April 22nd
VOLUNTEER NIGHT

Envelope Stuffing and National Bicycle Summit Orientation!

 

The March volunteer night is dedicated to the practical and the cerebral: mailing our special appeal and a training session for the March 11 Capital Hill Day

 
Wednesday, March 3rd
at 6:30pm
1500 Walnut St., Suite 1107

Would you like to speak up for bikes in DC? To be a part of the Delaware Valley contingent at the National Bike Summit, please attend Wednesday's training session.

For more information on the National Bike Summit, click here.

Dear Bicyclist,

A friend stopped me today to say that he was excited about the latest announcement from the Bicycle Coalition -- and I had to ask him which one he meant. In the last month, our press releases have touted 400 people attending a panel with David Byrne, the release of our bike sharing study, a presentation on the Complete the Schuylkill River Trail campaign in Swarthmore, and, the biggest of all, a federal TIGER grant awarding $23 million for trail construction.

If you are free tomorrow, join me in walking along planned segments of the Schuylkill River Trail leading to Bartram's Garden (see below). When you meet her, please say a special thanks to Campaign Director Sarah Clark Stuart -- without her leadership and hard work the $23 million award would not have happened. 
 

In the end, it is all made possible by the support of members like you. Donate today and ride with pride!

Alex Doty
Executive Director

PS Would you like to serve on the Bicycle Coalition board? Drop me a line if you are interested.
CAMPAIGNS
TIGER Roars through SE PATIGER on SRT
Our Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Campaign scored a major victory -- winning funding for three of the nine campaign segments!


Out of 1400 applications, a multi-county, bi-state application (called GREAT PA/NJ) to build trail segments submitted by Philadelphia, Delaware, M
ontgomery, Schuylkill, Bucks and Camden counties was one of only 51 selected by USDOT for a discretionary TIGER grant.  The $23 million grant will build trail segments along the Schuylkill River Trail, East Coast Greenway and Camden GreenWays in 7 Philadelphia projects and 3 Camden projects (projects in other counties unfortunately were not funded). 

Complete the Schuylkill River Trail 
Tomorrow! Put on your boots and walk from Bartram's to Dupont Crescent and see the "before" picture of several segments in our campaign. (Saturday, February 27th)

National Bicycle Summit
Join the Bicycle Coalition staff in Washington DC on March 11th to speak up for bikes on Capitol Hill. We will be talking about funding for trails and how the federal transportation bill can improve bicycling and walking. Send us an email if you think you can join us on March 11th; include your home address to help us schedule meetings. (Learn more at next Wednesday's volunteer night!)

MORE CAMPAIGNS
EVENTS
 
Saturday, March 6, 2010  2-6pm

North Bowl Lounge
909 North 2nd St., Philadelphia PA 19123
 
$10 In Advance; $15 At the Door 
 
FREE Bowling, Globe Sprints and Live Music by DJ Aphrodisiac. 
Red Bowl Water Bottle
 
Buy your ticket now for savings and swag!
The first 100 people to purchase their ticket
online receive a super-cool commemorative water bottle.
 
Bring your Red Bowl ticket confirmation to Bucks County Bicycle Company and save $5 off your purchase of $25 or more.*

Bike Philly
Apply for a paid summer internship to assist with Bike Philly
 
*Cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes labor & service. One coupon per customer.  Expires: March 6, 2010
EDUCATION
Safe Routes PhillyThe new Safe Routes Philly
Teaching Philadelphia youth bike safety. Our 45 minute lesson for fifth graders introduces cycling as a fun, healthy and environmentally friendly activity. We are currently scheduling classes, available free to any Philadelphia school. Please encourage schools to contact us! More info at saferoutesphilly.org.


The Bicycle Coalition is Hiring!
We are looking for a Safe Routes Philly Instructor as well as six Bicycle Ambassadors. Don't miss the deadline, APPLY TODAY!

Translators needed!
The Bicycle Ambassadors are translating our bicycle safety literature into additional languages to include more Philadelphians in our education and encouragement efforts. Can you help us?
SPINZONE
Bicycle Coalition in the News
GreenSpace: Biking is good for us, good for the Earth, and plain fun (Inquirer)
New bike paths for region, courtesy of U.S. stimulus (Inquirer)
Happy Birthday Stimulus Dollars (Daily News Editorial)
Rounding Up More TIGER Coverage (Streetsblog DC)
David Byrne on bikes, whore houses and crazy smart termite houses (Citypaper)
It was a night when bikes had their day (PlanPhilly)
Bridge Falling Short (Inquirer Editorial)
New Delaware River Bridge May Not Include Walkway (Inquirer)

Highlights from the Coalition's blog
SEPTA Changed policy to allow 2 bikes per car on trains
Perspective on the TIGER award
Sustainability Forum with David Byrne Wrap up
Complete the SRT segments that received PADCNR grants
Cynwyd Trail Design Moves Forward
Bucks County Stealth Transit Hub
Mercer County's Interactive Bike Map

MORE SPINZONE
FOLLOW US!
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.

Make Your Ride Better!
Bicycle Coalition Make a Donation and Ride with Pride! 
 
Membership benefits include:
  • The monthly CycleGram e-newsletter
  • Discounts at over 30 bike-related retailers; including Urban AdvenTours and E-BikeKit
  • Discounted registration at Bike Philly and Bike Freedom Valley
  • An invitation to our annual meeting on May 2, 2010
  • A tax deduction
Not a member? Take four minutes to make your membership gift online.

If you represent a bike shop or local business and would like to participate in our Member Discount Program, please click here for an application.
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