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:
- The Bike Rally at the Capitol is happening May 3rd this year.
- Lemoyne is probably getting Sharrows through the bottleneck, and proper painted bike lanes on Market St.
- The bridge on US 11/15 in Enola is slated to be replaced, and the replacement will actually have shoulders.
- The Greenbelt people are talking to PennDOT today about getting a crosswalk put in where the Greenbelt crosses the super highway that is N. Front St.
- Carlisle’s controversial door-zone bike lanes are supposedly being painted some time this year.
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.