A Year of Innovation and Change
- Over 2,500 people signed our We Walk, We Bike, We Vote petition;
- 16 Candidates for Mayor or Council answered our Candidate Questionnaires – No candidate who ignored our survey won their contest except those running unopposed.
- Over 50 news articles mentioned BikePGH;
- 6th highest level of commuting by bike and by foot in the nation (of the largest 60 cities).
Planning & Infrastructure
- 5 miles of new bike lanes and shared lane markings, including the first “green bike lane” in Bloomfield, the first bike lanes in the Central Oakland and Polish Hill neighborhoods. This brings the citywide grand total to 59 miles of bike lanes/sharrows (29.5/29.5 miles);
- A bike share system consisting of 50 bike share stations housing a total of 500 bicycles was announced in March (see image);
- The City’s first 3 speed humps were installed on Gold Way in Polish Hill, marking a new era for traffic calming and Neighborhood Greenways;
- A half-mile “road shift,” where a whole street was converted into bike lanes in Schenley Park;
- Over 700 new public and private bike parking spaces in Pittsburgh and 20 neighboring municipalities;
- 2 new bike corrals in front of the Double Wide Grill in the South Side and Kaya in the Strip District;
- 6 key bikeway corridors were identified in our Better Bikeways Vision;
- 4 new Fix-it DIY repair stations appeared around town, including one installed in front of BikePGH’s office;
- Over 200 participants in the regional Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference, a precursor to the international conference that’s coming here in September 2014.
Batman vs Bill Peduto vs Warhol Animation created during our BikeFest Fundraiser Party
- 20th Anniversary of PedalPGH $41,000 raised, 95,200 miles biked, 95% positive feedback of riders polled;
PedalPGH also saw 2,800 riders from 17 States, Washington DC, and Canada, the largest ride to date;
- 105 BikeFest events marking the largest number of rides, workshops, get togethers and bubbles at BikeFest. (Save the Date: 2014 BikeFest Aug 8-24);
- 3,129 bikes parked at 10 Car Free Fridays Bike Valet events;
- 36 BikePGH Members enjoyed riding in the first ever Carnegie International Bicycle Art Tour. The event sold out in 7 hours.
- As well as 45,000 copies of our Award-Winning Pittsburgh Bike Map;
- We released 20,000 copies of our Urban Biking Companion, an updated version of Bike Commuting 101;
- 18 Bicycle Action Plans completed, 12 New Bike Friendly Employers bringing the total to 40;
- 1,513 Pittsburghers participated in the National Bike Challenge, representing 87 Teams and over 450 employers, placing 3rd nationally against cities with populations over 200,000.
Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown rides a bike
- Exceeded our membership goal reaching 2,500 individual members;
- 4 billboards and 15 bus shelters housed our Drive with Care PSA campaign aiming to humanize people on bicycles;
- 658 I <3 My Bike photos added to the anti-theft database, helping at least 5 people recover their stolen bikes;
- Over 300 volunteers worked for a total of 2,104 hours, the equivalent of an additional full time employee;
- 580 people participated in the 2013 Bike to Work Day.
Keep us rolling in 2014! Please donate and become a member today: www.bikepgh.org/membership
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