That is also the day of Governor Rendell’s special session to address Transportation funding. Our presence helps remind them that walking and bicycling is part of the solution to our Transportation dilemma.
We will promote State Legislation that supports safe pedestrian and bicycle use throughout the state, promote starting the next round of Safe Routes to School funding, promote Complete Streets and more livable communities.
Last year 100 people attended the rally, this year we would like to see more participants at the steps of the capitol building.
Next week’s activities. More detail here PA Walks and Bikes:
Monday 5:30PM night reception and briefing at the Harrisburg Comfort Inn Riverside. For those in the Safe Routes to School network, a chance to meet and share ideas.
o 9AM Walk from Harrisburg’s City Island end of the bridge to the capital steps.
o 9AM Bike ride from the State Farm Center.
o 10AM the rally starts. State legislators, Executive Officers and walking and bicycling partners will share a few words in support of our efforts
o 11:30AM A catered lunch and opportunity to meet each other; briefing for the afternoon legislative meetings and activities
o 4-ish An on-your-own get together at a local spot (place tbd) to ‘unwind’
Please visit the PA Walks and Bikes website and register to participate in the 2nd Annual PA Walk and Bike Summit.
PA Walks and Bikes is a new advocacy organization working to make walking and bicycling safer and better across PA and major sponsors of the Walk and Bike Summit.