Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Biking the Suburbs: Join the Facebook Group

As part of our effort to conduct more suburban advocacy outreach, we held two workshops on Saturday, June 23rd to train individuals to become advocates for suburban county bicycle networks and more funding for trails in suburban counties. The two workshops were held at the Easttown Township Library and were well attended by more than a dozen people. These workshops followed an April 25th workshop on Safe Routes to School.

The June workshops included powerpoint presentations and handouts. You can download the handouts hereWe also asked attendees to share their suggestions for better facilities on roads in each of the four suburban PA counties by reviewing road maps provided by DVRPC. 

Missed the workshop but want to be involved? Join the Biking the Suburbs facebook group, where individuals are invited to discuss issues and share ideas for next steps to advocate for better bicycling in their community. Ideas already posted include advocating for better facilities at the Blue Route and Route 3 interchange, and working with Lower Merion Township to increase bike parking and bike access within and between LM and neighboring communities. The workshop brought together several people who shared a Lower Merion focus, and will be collaborating to try to improve biking in that township. 

The next workshops will be held in September in Jenkintown and Doylestown  We strongly encourage residents of Montgomery and Bucks Counties to attend! Specific dates and locations to be announced shortly.