BikePGH’s 2014 Wins, By the Numbers

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A monumental year of change and growth

  • We reach reached 2800 members (!!!) with 638 people becoming first-time members of BikePGH this year.
  • Pittsburgh has seen a 408% bike commuter rate increase since the year 2000 – the largest jump in the nation. The numbers also show a doubling of our bike commuter rate since 2007.
  • 350 volunteers worked the equivalent hours of a full time staff person! From office work to pop-up events to major events like Open Streets.

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Infrastructure and Planning

  • As part of the Green Lane Project 2.0,  3 protected bike lane projects were installed and created nearly 2 miles of protected bike lanes, a first for the city of Pittsburgh.
  • Over 200 new bike parking spaces were added throughout neighborhood business districts and private properties.
  • 6 new publicly accessible Fixit Stations and bike pumps were installed throughout the city, giving bike riders options for quick, on-the-go maintenance.
  • 7 miles of new bike lanes and sharrows are on our roads, bringing the citywide grand total to 65 miles.

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Invest in vibrant and livable streets across Pittsburgh!DonateButtonYEC  Withyour generous support we can expand programs and advocacy that directly make your life better as a pedestrian and bicyclist. Please consider making tax-deductible year end gift to keep our wheels rolling!

Events

  • The first ever OpenStreetsPGH drew over 4,000 people out into the streets (and even over a bridge) for 4 hours in a .5 mile snapshot route in Downtown.
  • 3,000 people from Tel Aviv to Boston came to Pittsburgh to ride at PedalPGH, the region’s largest cycling event.
  • Pittsburgh’s cycling community planned and took part in 102 BikeFest events and more than 400 people attended our 10th annual BikeFest Kickoff Party.
  • 3,148 bikes were valeted in 2014 at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, WYEP Concerts, Gallery Crawls and other bike friendly events.
  • Pittsburgh played host to over 1,000 planners, biking and walking advocates, and leaders from around the world at the 18th annual Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference.
  • 550 riders stopped at one of the 5 BikePGH Commuter Cafés for snacks, coffee and fellowship on Bike to Work Day.

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Community

  • 250 bike light sets were given out at 5 light giveaways in 4 neighborhoods.
  • 12 businesses received Bike Friendly Business certification from the League of American Bicyclists, which, in combination with our city’s 17 other certified businesses means Pittsburgh has the largest number of designated Bike Friendly Businesses in America!
  • 1,035 people signed our thank you card to Mayor Peduto to expressing heartfelt appreciation for the new protected bike lanes.

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Education

  • 167 people took part in BikePGH’s first year of City Cycling bike education classes.
  • 16 students participated in the City Cycling classes hosted by one area high school and one university.
  • Over 450 people donated in order to make our Drive With Care Indiegogo Campaign a success, pitching in $52,734 in total.
  • Held the 2nd Drive With Care photo shoot to photograph six more bike-riding Pittsburghers whose likenesses were displayed on 38 bus shelters and billboards, and the sides of 100 city buses throughout September.

Membership

BikePGH couldn’t have accomplished all of this without support. We hope you will prioritize creating safer streets in Pittsburgh when making your year end giving donations. With your help, we can make 2015 an equally grand year.


Invest in vibrant and livable streets across Pittsburgh!DonateButtonYEC  With your generous support we are can expand programs and advocacy that directly make your life better as a pedestrian and bicyclist. Please consider making tax-deductible year end gift to keep our wheels rolling!

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