Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg Wins Bicycle Champion Award
Congratulations to Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg for winning the 2018 Bicycle South Central PA Bicycle Champion Award.
This award honors outstanding leaders, advocates and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving and encouraging bicycle transportation in South Central PA. RBH received this award because of their excellent work in getting people on bikes and doing advocacy work in the community.
Accepting the award on behalf of Recycle Bicycle is Jenifer Donnelly, on the left.
Bicycle South Central PA’s 3rd Annual
Regional Bike Summit
March 23 and 24, 2018
Market View Arts,
35 W. Philadelphia St, York PA
2018 Regional Bike Summit Wrap-Up
The 2018 BSCPA Regional Bike Summit brought together advocacy volunteers and professionals from the community to talk about ways to make cycling safer and more commonplace in our region. The presenters were from municipalities, advocacy groups, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, health & safety organizations, universities, government agencies, Quality Bicycle Products, PennDOT, the Pedestrian and Pedacycle Advisory Council, (PPAC), and trail organizations and they shared a wealth of information with the attendees. Many of the Powerpoint slides are now posted on this website.
Friday, there was a total of 56 registrants including presenters.
Saturday, there was a total of 51 registrants, including presenters.
We had a total of 90 different individuals registered between the 2 days, including presenters.
It was a great turnout which we hope will lead to development of safer cycling in our region. Thanks to all who attended.
We especially want to thank the City of York Bureau of Health for making the arrangements to hold the meeting at Marketview Arts, and Transportation Resource Group (TRG) and Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) for their generous sponsorship. We are also grateful to Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society and DCNR for providing a grant to partially fund this Summit.
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Here are Powerpoint presentations from the Summit:
Friday, March 23 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
Communities must be walkable and bikeable to be successful and vibrant. We’ll be focusing on solutions that give communities the most bang for the fewest dollars. This includes:
- The building of short trails to connect neighborhoods
- Using transit to bypass heavily congested areas
We’ll also look at funding sources for bicycle/pedestrian projects at the local, state and federal level.
Experts from PennDOT will be on hand to discuss PennDOT Connect, policies and resources followed by a question and answer session.
Saturday, March 24 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (includes lunch)
The topics for this day include
- Learning about what’s happening now on the advocacy front in Pennsylvania and what we can expect to see in the near future.
- Bike Safety in the Community – the need for educational outreach to drivers and bike riders
- The League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly program for communities, universities and businesses.
- Community linkages – using bike share, trails and transit to get people where they need to go
- Updates on the PA Mountain Bike League, PA Bike Routes, new trail connections & more.
Register by Friday, March 16 at www.bicyclesouthcentralpa.org Add $5 per day for registrations submitted after March 16. The agenda can also be found on this site. Register online using a credit card or download the paper form.
A guided bike tour of the York Heritage Rail Trail will follow the sessions on each day for any who would like to explore this wonderful asset to York and the surrounding communities. BYO bike or sign up with York’s Zagster to borrow a bike. $3.00 per hour. http://bike.zagster.com/yorkcitypa/
This Summit was funded in part by the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program funded through the Federal Highway Administration.
Bicycle South Central PA wishes to thank Quality Bicycle Products and Transportation Resource Group for their generous donations in support of this Summit.