BICYCLE SOUTH CENTRAL PA
ADVOCATES FOR A MORE BICYCLE FRIENDLY
SOUTH CENTRAL PA
Join us on Sunday, November 1 at 12:00pm at Front & Vine Streets, Harrisburg, Pa
Gently circle Harrisburg in style - start out under the Reading railroad bridge just north of Passage to India - return to the John Harris Mansion at Front & Washington streets for awards for best dressed man, fanciest ladies apparel, classical bike, etc. - top prize will be a 1950's BSA Tour of Britain bicycle - admission is free - but donations will be accepted for Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg - - the local non profit bike shop - bring a picnic lunch for the lawn of the mansion - the John Harris mansion will be open special just for us---Questions & best places to park - call Ross 717-571-2008
As some of you know, the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) has been advocating for the past several years with our parent organization the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) and our partners at Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) to bring a new single track trail network to the Harrisburg area. This project has been an ongoing effort between SAMBA and the City of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Capital Area Greenbelt Association, Swatara Township, Susquehanna Township, Paxtang Borough, Penn Dot, Paxtang Cemetery, and others.
The proposed trail system will be made up of two main areas (Cameron Parkway and Paxtang Parkway) and a beginner area (Dock’s Woods) which will help to maximize unused green spaces in South Harrisburg. These areas are connected and accessible traffic-free via the Capital Area Greenbelt nature trail from anywhere in the City. The proposed network would offer more than 8 miles of marked natural surface single track trails.
We are pleased to announce that SAMBA has received fully executed volunteer stewardship agreements with landowners the City of Harrisburg and Dauphin County to officially begin work developing the Parkway Trail network!
We need your help. Most work days are scheduled on Saturday from 9-1.
Please use this link for updates and trail work days being scheduled throughout the Fall and remember that this entire project is the result of 100% volunteer commitment and dedication.
Thanks and we hope to see you on the trail.
The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District announced the launch of a new program, the Downtown Bike Library. The five bikes donated by Recycle Bicycle can be borrowed for visitors to explore the city.
BSCPA AT THE 2014 HARRISBURG HOLIDAY PARADE
Working with Recycle Bicycle, Bike Harrisburg and the Harrisburg Bicycle Club to make our community a safer place to live.
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, a cyclist crosses the intersection of Park Avenue South and East 23rd Street in New York. The number of cyclists has jumped by 80 percent in the past decade, to 185,000 among the more than 8 million city denizens.
A new study says bike traffic deaths have spiked after years of decline. As cities adapt to growing numbers of cyclists, some say traffic laws should be more strictly enforced. A look at the debate over sharing the road with bikes was broadcast on the Diane Rehm show on October 30, 2114. You can listen to the show by clicking here.
HATS 2040 Regional Transportation Plan
Our capital city area is becoming more inviting to pedestrians and bicyclists. The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission has identified 41 locations to monitor at specific dates and times by taking counts of people walking and on bikes. The collection of this data will enable in assisting municipalities and PennDOT in future efforts for improvement. Your help is needed.
The dates and times of the counts for all locations will be as follows:
Please arrive at your location approximately 15 minutes prior to beginning.
We will be using the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project (NBPDP) methodology. For more information on the NBPDP, click here. We will be using the screen line form, which simply counts the number of bicyclists and pedestrians during the time frame. Because of time constraints, we won’t be able to hold any formal training sessions. More specific information will be forth coming once you sign up.
To sign up for times and locations, go to our SignUpGenius page here.
For questions please call or e-mail:
POWER MOVES FOR BICYCLE COALITIONS
Randy Neufeld, the Advocacy Director for the Sram Cycling Fund has written an informative article about how to bring about changes through bicycle advocacy. Click here to read the article.
Lancaster Walkability Study
Lancaster City and multiple Community partners have partnered together to bring a national Walkability expert into our community to assess how we can make infrastructure changes that provide multi-modal transportation. A full report will be rendered next November outlining recommendations. Click here to view article.
PennDOT and Mayor Papenfuse agreed to add a bike lane during a resurfacing project along Front Street from Division Street to Herr Street. This is the first bike lane in the City and others are being considered. Click on the link below for more information and to hear comments by BSCPA President, Dick Norford. http://www.abc27.com/story/26556759/new-bike-lane-planned-for-front-street-in-harrisburg
PENNLIVE.COM ARTICLE ABOUT BSCPA
The City of York Named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists