Help us deliver 1,000 hand-written letters to the Mayor!

Some examples of what more bike lanes can do.

Help get more bike lanes!  Hand write a letter to be hand delivered to the Mayor!

In 2010, the City of Pittsburgh installed about 5 miles of bike lanes and sharrows, mostly in East End neighborhoods.  These lanes were a welcome addition to the emerging city-wide bike lane network, and showed that the City was serious when, upon receiving the “Bronze Bike-friendly Community” status, Mayor Ravenstahl proclaimed that there will be “25 miles of new bike lanes and sharrows in two years.”

We want to make sure this momentum continues, so we decided that we’d deliver to him a bunch of “Thank You” notes to demonstrate how much support Mayor Ravenstahl has for his bike initiative, and how bike lanes have positively impacted the lives of thousands of Pittsburghers.

We want you to write or draw fun, creative responses on our kinda boring form letter on how more bike lanes will change your life.  The idea is that hand-written letters are more effective than emails, form letters, and post cards, so write-away!

Here’s the deal:

1. Print out the form letter to the mayor

2. Tell the Mayor how more bike lanes will improve your life. Use a colorful marker if you want. Draw a picture. Be creative or clever, or don’t be!

3. Return it to us at BikePGH

It’s that simple. In June, on the one year anniversary of the Bronze Bike-Friendly Community Award, we’ll hand deliver the stack of letters to him for review.  We’ll also be publishing some of the best letters on this blog.

Thank You letter to Mayor Ravenstahl.  Click on image to download a copy to print.

We’ll also be collecting letters throughout the spring at numerous events, markets and general community gatherings, so be sure to look for us in a neighborhood near you.

Send in a letter, win prizes!

Once all of the letters are in, we will also hold a raffle drawing for lots of great prizes like gift certificates and bike swag. Stay tuned to the blog for details.

Please return your letter to BikePGH by June 1, 2011

  • Mail letters to: BikePGH Attn: Bike Lanes // 3410 Penn Ave // Pittsburgh, PA 15201


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