Bike Advocacy

Last night I attended the very first ever (as far as I know) local bike advocacy meeting in Harrisburg.

By my count, about a dozen 19 people showed up. We had representatives from the Greenbelt Association, the Harrisburg Bicycle Club, Recycle Bicycle, PA Walks and Bikes, and a few unaffiliated cyclists like me.

From what I gathered, the general idea is that this group intends to be the local version of what PA Walks and Bikes is for the State, and what the Bike League is at the national level.

A couple of pieces of good news that I learned about last night:

Lots of good stuff going on.

I think the plan is to hold these meetings monthly, and maybe include a ride with them once the weather gets nicer. I think the consensus was the last Wednesday of every month at the Midtown Scholar on 3rd St. in Harrisburg.

You should come next time.

6 thoughts on “Bike Advocacy”

  1. This is good to hear I just moved to Enola for a new job in the city and I am planning on commuting via bicycle from Enola. From what I looked at that bridge from Enola does look like the “sketchiest” bit of the commute. I welcome any tips or suggested routes for commuting from the Enola area. Thanks for the info

    1. It depends where you’re commuting to. If you’re going downtown, you’ll probably want the Harvey Taylor Bridge. In that case, it’s either straigh down 11/15 (which is kinda scary) or you could take East Penn drive south and turn onto Polar Church Road near Holy Spirit Hospital.

      East Penn has nice wide shoulders, but the intersection at Holy Spirit is pretty dicey.

  2. Thanks for the tips! I will be commuting to 2nd and Locust downtown. I was kind of thinking of taking N/S Enola Drive until it runs into 15 and a soon as I can getting off of 15 to meet up with the Harvey Taylor Bridge then take the green belt til I meet up with Locust. Depending on how this is I may want to look into taking East Penn. thanks again

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