In this blustery issue:
New Office Space
PA Walks and Bikes launch
Bike Parking Ordinance
Downtown's Secure Bike Parking
MOVEPGH Announcment
Become a Member
Join Our Mailing List
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2010!  New year, new office!
Jan 2010
New Office - New Location New Opportunities
We moved our office to Lawrenceville's Doughboy Square
new officeOver the past week we've been busy moving our whole operation from the South Side to a brand new location at the confluence of Penn Ave and Butler St in Lawrenceville. 

We are excited to have a presence at the crossroads of two major bicycle commuter routes where we'll be able to provide a resource for Pittsburgh's cycling community.  Be on the lookout for fun and impactful events such as movie screenings, speakers, gatherings, volunteer nights, and more.

The building itself was recently renovated to it's original Art Deco facade from when it housed the Junction Coal and Coke Company.

Please update your records with our new address and direct all correspondence to:

Bike Pittsburgh
3410 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 

Help support this new resource and project by becoming a member!

Check out some historic pictures of the building from the past and more info
PA Walks and Bikes - Join us for the Pittsburgh Launch Party at ProBikes in Squirrel Hill
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Tuesday, Feb 2: free Food, Drinks, and great company

Join us for the Pittsburgh launch party of the new statewide bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization, PA Walks and Bikes.

The organization is comprised of local bicycle advocacy groups from across the state (including BikePGH), and is tasked to work on important projects and issues that need a presence in Harrisburg - stuff that we can't deal with on the local level.  Issues such as a safe 4-foot passing law, Safe Routes to School and other funding issues, Complete Streets, among others are on their agenda.

The State of Pennsylvania has been slow to adopt bike-friendly practices, leading the League of American Bicyclists to consistently rank us in the bottom 10 states for cycling.  PA Bikes and Walks aims to raise this profile and make the commonwealth a great place to ride a bike and walk in our unique towns and cities.

The party is free - all donations brought in during the party will be matched dollar-for-dollar by The Alliance for Biking and Walking.  Pro Bikes has also offered to donate 10% of all purchases that day to PA Walks and Bikes.

See you at Pro Bikes for some free snacks, refreshments and great company.

PA Walks & Bikes Pittsburgh Launch Party
Tuesday, February 2
7-9 PM
PROBIKES Squirrel Hill
5876 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 [MAP]
Finally! Bike Parking Ordinance to have a Public Hearing in Council Chambers - We need YOU to show up
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Trees will be the real winners if City Council passes the Bike Parking Ordinance

Tuesday, February 9 - show your support

At long last, the City's proposed bicycle parking ordinance, that would require all new and changed-use buildings to install secure bicycle parking, will see its day in Council Chambers.  Councilman Doug Shields called a special Public Hearing on the subject where people can express why this is an important development for Pittsburgh, as it has been in other cities with similar ordinances.

Event details:

Public Hearing on Bike Parking Ordinance
Tuesday February 9
1:30 - 2:30 PM
City Council Chambers
5th Floor City-County Building

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you would like to speak at this event (which we encourage, especially if you are a developer), then you must call ahead to have your name placed on the speaker's list.   You need to call Linda Johnson-Wasler, City Clerk, at 412-255-2138 prior to the meeting.

Click here to find out more information and how to contact City Council about this important bike friendly and green legislation.

As soon as we find out the outcome you can be sure that all 4,600 of you on this email list will find out how City Council votes.
Downtown welcomes secure bike parking at the Century Building's new bike station
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A downtown developer creates a bicycle parking station in the Cultural District
Seeing a need for safe bike parking in downtown and the Cultural District, the Trek Development Group decided to make Pittsburgh's premier secure bicycle parking station.  The Century Building, located at 130 7th St, between Penn Ave and Fort Duquesne Blvd, is leasing secure, convenient, indoor bike parking.  Lessees will be issued an electronic key that will allow them access to the green storage containers where they can lock their bikes inside. 

Also available is free, covered outdoor bike parking for downtown's visitors.  

Click here to find out more information as well as how to find out about leasing your spot
Mayor moves multimodal transportation forward with MOVEPGH plan
BikePGH is honored to be on the 10-person task force

This week, Mayor bikepgh logoRavenstahl announced that he is putting the City's wheels in motion on a new $1.1 million transportation planning effort that includes Complete Streets, complete transportation systems, sustainability and "Livable Communities" amongst its top priorities.

This bold agenda, put forth by the Mayor, tasks the City Planning Department to produce a Comprehensive Transportation Plan that will provide a vision and action plan for a more livable city that accommodates all users of our streets regardless of age or mode of transportation.

According to Mayor Ravenstahl, "MOVEPGH is about moving people, not just cars. We need to make our roads, rivers, rails, trails and mass transit work in a way that better connects people with where they live, work and play."

BikePGH is honored to have been named to the 10-person MOVEPGH Task Force for the plan along with representatives from the City, Port Authority, PennDOT, SPC, Allegheny County, and Allegheny Conference.

Click here for more info about this exciting initiative
We need your support - A BikePGH Membership is the best, most direct way to support a bike-friendly Pittsburgh
Keep this momentum rolling

All of our projects to support, encourage, and protect Pittsburgh cyclists aren't free. 

Our new office/resource space, the Pittsburgh Bike Map, Bike Commuting 101, Car Free Fridays, BikeFest, as well as our initiatives to stripe bike lanes and install bike racks need support both monetarily and symbolically.  Becoming a member of Bike Pittsburgh both directly funds these projects as well as ads your voice and support of this grassroots movement that is changing Pittsburgh.

EVENTS: Pittsburgh Cycling Calendar

All Things Cycling and More!
Here are some highlights from December:
  • Tues, Feb 2: PA Walks and Bikes Pittsburgh Launch Party - Food, drink, and more  INFO
  • Thurs, Feb 5: ProBikes Lecture Series - Take it to the next level: 5 ways to become a better cyclist - ProBikes in Squirrel Hill
  • Tues, Feb 9: Bike Parking Ordinance Public Hearing -  Show your support for this green legislation!  City Council Chambers, 1:30 5th Floor City-County Building
Find more info on these as well as other events:


Click here to view the Pittsburgh Cycling Events Calendar For details click on the individual events. If you have a Google Calendar you can easily subscribe to our events listing.

If you have a bike event or ride you'd like to submit, simply contact us

Bike Pittsburgh gratefully acknowledges the Richard King Mellon Foundation, Heinz Endowments, The Sprout Fund, The Benter Foundation and our members for their generous support.
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