BikePGH is now 10 years old and has become not just the leading advocate for a bike-friendly city but a motivator of public policy that addresses bicycle commuting and safety.
The non-profit, based near Doughboy Square in Lawrenceville, held its annual member meeting last night at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty and recognized numerous contributors to this cause.
As a mature organization with five full time staff members, BikePGH will be taking over the annual Pedal Pittsburgh event from the Community Design Center, which launched the bicycle festival more than 10 years ago.
Spokesman Lou Fineberg reports that BikePGH recently completed a strategic planning summit and a collaboration with the Allegheny County Health Department on a new program — Safe Routes to School — and is working on establishing a bike-share system like those in Washington, Denver, Minneapolis, and New York.
Not a member of BikePGH? Join today! We need you to add your voice! Bike Pittsburgh works to protect cyclist’s rights and promote the vision of making Pittsburgh a safer and more enjoyable place to live and to ride. For more info, check out: www.bike-pgh.org/membership