May 22, 2007
He stated that he wanted this group to be pro active and issue driven and that the Bicycle Coalition is seeking nominees for a permanent chair and secretary.
The minutes once approved via email will be posted on the BCGP Philly email list and the Philadelphia Bicycle News Blog.
Brainstorming Session – Underlined issues were identified by the committee as priorities, priority issues have been assigned to members to manage and follow up.
1 Education of Cab Drivers – Print a bicycle safety card provided to the cab companies. governed Public Utility Commission
2 Fixing the breaks in the pavement and poor pavement conditions this could include utility cuts dirty bike lanes potholes and other street defects.
3 Sharrows – On appropriate streets too narrow for bike lanes
4 Adopt A Rack – Project has been delayed until 2008. Action needed?
7 Bicycle encouragement programs at large institutions- E.g. Jefferson University Hospital does not encouraging bicycle commuting (bikes are a hassle and racks are not being provided.
8 Bicycle Commuter Act – Federal Action required
9 Bike friendly recreational areas close to the city - Access
10 Bikes on Trains – Improve the bike rules and access (e.g. stair ramps, elevator signage)
11 Bikes in Buildings – Pass a city ordinance requiring bike accommodations in buildings
12 Bikes on the sidewalk
13 Motorist/Cyclist Education
15 Urban Rails to Trails
16 Climate Change Action Plan – Add bicycling to the action plan
17 Environmental Group citywide email alert network
18 Bike Share Program
Getting more people to bike
Bicycle encouragement programs at large institutions-. Jefferson University Hospital does not encouraging bicycle commuting (bikes are a hassle and racks are not being provided. However HUP has just installed a large bank of bike racks at the hospital.
Policy of public institutions to bike parking policy
Planning and zoning bike provisions – Reform of planning and zoning laws offer an opportunity to accommodate bicycles.
Adopt A Rack –
Education of Cab Drivers –
The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 PM