Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ever wonder what to do if you're involved in an accident with a Port Authority bus (assuming it's not your fault)?

This article that appeared yesterday in the Post-Gazette doesn't mention bicycles, but I'm sure the same goes for bikes as goes for cars:

If you're ever involved in an accident with a Port Authority be sure to:

1. Write down the four digit bus identifier number on the back of the bus along with the route number
2. Call the police
3. File a claim with Port Authority by calling 412.442.2000
4. Go directly to your Magisterial District Judge

Monday, March 27, 2006

Find a commuting partner!

New to commuting by bike? Lonely on your ride to work and back home? Find a commuting partner! Bike Pittsburgh and SPC's CommutInfo program are partnering to help regional commuters who want to get to their jobs or school by bike, find bike partners with whom to share the ride - forming "BikePools." Be one of the first to sign up to participate in the region's first "BikePooling" initiative! Signing up is quick and easy and does not cost you anything. In return you will get a personalized report listing other people interested in biking to work/school. If you want to be listed as a BikePool Leader just mention that in the "Other Comments" section. Sign up today!

Friday, March 24, 2006

BikeFest 2006

Check out our BikeFest Trailer (there is sound so make sure to have your speakers on)

We're hard at work planning BikeFest for this summer. This year BikeFest will be held from June 23rd - July 4th. That's twelve fun days filled to the rim with bicycle-goodness!

We're looking for individuals and companies of all sizes to sponsor BikeFest this year. Please contact us at info@bike-pgh.org for more information.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Heavy Pedal: An interview with BP's ED

Heavy Pedal: Scott Bricker leads up Pittsburgh-based bicycle advocacy group

"Many people don’t realize this, but the cities that are consistently ranked as very good for bicycling – Portland, Chicago and San Francisco to name a few - have strong advocacy organizations working to increase bicycling opportunities there."

Monday, March 13, 2006

New bike racks at Whole Foods

Most of us who have shopped by bike at Whole Foods here in Pittsburgh have been frustrated by their lack of decent bike parking in the past. Well, as of Thursday of last week they installed three brand new three-rivers racks outside their store that will accommodate six bikes. Tell them how much you appreciate their effort by using the new racks and by calling them up and thanking them 412.441.7960.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Crash Hub Press

Bike Pittsburgh is partnering with MapHub to collect info about bike accidents in the city. Up until a week ago, we were collecting all this info online. Now we have drop box locations where individuals can submit their stories. All of this info will help Bike Pittsburgh and City Planning make the city safer for bicycling. Story can be found here: Hit Hub Story

Drop Box locations are found on the MapHub website. In case you're lazy, though, here's the list:

Kiva Han (Craig St.)
Beehive (E. Carson)
East End Food Co-op
Crazy Mocha (Liberty Ave.)
Free Ride (Construction Junction)
Bike Pittsburgh office (33 Terminal Way)
Tazza D'Oro (Highland Park)
Coffee Tree Roasters in Shadyside (Walnut St)
61c (Murray Ave.)

Monday, March 06, 2006

City Paper article on Rt. 28

We were interviewed in the City Paper last week regarding PennDOT's Alternative 7 design for Rt. 28. The designs are solid as far as moving motorized traffic, but are problematic for nonmotorized transportation. Check out the article here. If you would like to download a copy of the PennDOT feedback form, please go to our website at www.bike-pgh.org. The link is at the top of the page. Please submit comments by Wednesday, March 8th.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Bring your bike on the Mon Incline

Bike Pittsburgh has been consulting with the Port Authority of Allegheny County on bike racks on buses as well as other bike-friendly policies regarding bikes on the T and the inclines. We have just been informed that bicyclists can now bring our bikes on the Mon Incline any time. For more info contact the Port Authority's customer service line 412.442.2000.