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We cannot continue the work we do without generous donors like you. Please consider Bike Pittsburgh as you make decisions about charitable giving in the New Year. Together we can put people first in transportation planning and continue to take strides to connect our communities.
2016 Highlights Include:
- Biking, walking, transit planning, and infrastructure have been enshrined into law with Pittsburgh’s Complete Streets Ordinance
- With help from Allegheny County and the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center , BikePGH released a Report on Pedestrian and Bicycling Safety in Pittsburgh, 2011-2015
- Releasing the 6th Edition of the Pittsburgh Bike Map, featuring all 50 Healthy Ride stations and a new blow-up map of Downtown
- 55,000 people participated in our car-free OpenStreetsPGH series
- Teaching nearly 1,500 youth and adults safe riding skills
- 1,200 people signing our petition to PennDOT demanding a safer West Carson Street
Infrastructure and Planning
- Pittsburgh ranked 8th in no-car commuting according Census Bureau’s Annual Survey
- Four miles of bike lanes were added, 2.2 of which are protected. Bringing the total up to 77 miles of on–street markings.
- 1,001 bike parking spaces, provided via our partnership with Dero, will be installed on public sidewalks and private property.
- Five new Fixit Stations and bike pumps installed throughout the City, offering additional publicly accessible options for on-the-go maintenance.
- South Shore at American Natural
- Frick Park at Lower Park Entrance
- Millvale at Center Park
- Uptown at 2015 Fifth Ave
- Squirrel Hill at Forbes/Shady
- 562 adults participated in our City Cycling Classes, workshops or events this year.
- Positive Spin Wins Impact Award from 100 Women Who Care
- We worked with over 700 students in Positive Spin programs, workshops, special events and more!
- The first year of Positive Spin classes adapted for young people aging out of foster services, in partnership with Action-Housing, saw 11 students graduate from the program earning brand new bikes and commuter accessories.
- Positive Spin middle schoolers completed a long distance bike ride on the Great Allegheny Passage. A total of 12 middle schoolers completed 46 miles and 8 completed around 25 miles, including brand new riders who only learned 5 weeks prior.
- #LunchLoop launched in partnership with Riverlife and Healthy Ride to get people out of the office and on bikes during the work day
- BikePGH promoted a 9-day, 9-event community WalkFest event celebrating the walkability of the great city of Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh’s cycling community planned and participated in 51 BikeFest events over 10 days.
- 100 women attended the 3rd Annual Women & Biking Forum: Pedaling Together to share skills and build community.
- 2,625 people from across the country rode in UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH, our largest fundraiser of the year.
- We valeted 1,500 bikes at the Bike to the Ballgame, WYEP Final Fridays, EQT Three Rivers Rigatta and other bike friendly events this year.
- A whopping 600 riders stopped at one of BikePGH’s 5 Commuter Cafés for snacks, coffee, and fellowship on Bike to Work Day.
- White House Task Force on New Americans highlighted our “Welcoming Bike Ride” in partnership with Mayor Peduto’s office as a national “bright spot in welcoming and integration”.
- Nearly 150 bicyclists were pleasantly surprised by our light giveaways around Pittsburgh.
- 90 businesses, large and small, joined BikePGH’s business member program.
- Hundreds of community members came together to attend vigils and ride in memory of Dennis Flanagan and Susan Hicks who died riding our streets in the past year.
- 10 Women & Biking coffee meetups were held this year – they’re now a monthly occurrence and a great way to meet other women who ride.
- Over 1,000 people became first-time members of BikePGH this year. Become a member today.
- 15% of our members are monthly donors, supporting our advocacy year-round. You can too!
Invest in vibrant and livable streets across Pittsburgh! With your generous support we can expand our advocacy that directly makes your life better as a pedestrian and bicyclist. Please consider making tax-deductible year end gift to keep our wheels rolling!