BICYCLE SOUTH CENTRAL PA
ADVOCATES FOR A MORE BICYCLE FRIENDLY
SOUTH CENTRAL PA
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.
Bike Ped Coordinator Position is Advertised
After many years of advocating for a full time, bike ped coordinator in Penn DOT Central Office, we have reached our goal. This position was part of our “ask” when we supported the comprehensive transportation bill, Act 89. Without an advocate who focuses on bike/ped in Central Office, there has been no update of the state bike/ped plan; no education of staff at the district level. Nor has there been an educational outreach to metropolitan planning organizations and municipalities. We advocates have been very much on our own in areas of the state where there are no bike ped specialists at the MPO or county levels. The cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have succeeded with support of their respective city governments, their regional MPOs and the advocacy groups have paid, professional staff. The rest of Pennsylvania has especially needed a robust bike/ped presence in Central Office. The Coordinator does not need an engineering degree and will report to the Deputy Secretary of Multi Modal Transportation. Very importantly, the position can be filled from outside. January 6th is the cut off date. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/pabureau/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1017008 We are especially grateful to Secretary Barry Schoch and Deputy Secretary Brad Mallory who undertook the challenges necessary to make this happen.
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
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
The City of York Named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists
PENNLIVE.COM ARTICLE ABOUT BSCPA