ADVOCATING FOR BETTER, SAFER BICYCLING

 

LEBANON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION is a 501c-3 organization founded in  2008 to make the Lebanon Valley region of Pennsylvania, a better, safer place to bicycle. We work with elected officials and municipal, county and state governments to make certain that new road projects or redesigns consider the needs of bicyclists. We want cyclists to have the necessary skills to be able to bicycle for their transportation, recreation and health. We offer bike rides because we enjoy cycling together. Volunteering will give us more momentum! 

Join LVBC as we strive for a safer, more convenient, and less stressed bicycle transportation network in the Lebanon Valley and region. You are joining an advocacy community who cares about bicyclists of all ages, skills and incomes. The 2017 membership dues is any contribution that you are willing to provide.  You can join by PayPal which allows for use of a credit card or you can pay by check.  Go to "Contribute" at the Menu Bar to access the form or pay on line through PayPal.  Your contribution is tax deductible. 

 

 

 Disappointment Brings Success

In 2010, the intersection of SR 322 and Forge Road was reconstructed to make turning lanes.  The end result was the loss of shoulders for bicyclists and pedestrians to use, and bicyclists who are going west risk being struck by motorists who are turning right.  This experience taught us that until Penn DOT included bicyclists and pedestrians’ needs in their planning, we bicyclists had to become more knowledgeable and involved. Very quickly, we were participating with Steckbeck Engineering and ELA Group to include bicycling and pedestrian facilities at the reconstructed intersection of SR 72 and SR 419 (Quentin). Their cooperation was excellent  and refreshing; and now, six years later, through bike lanes are installed not only on SR 72, but at the right turn into Eagle Rental.  The Bicycle Occupancy Permit (BOP) requirement did not allow  for improving the segment of SR 419 in Quentin village.  Six years ago, there was not the amazing amount of information available on bike facilities that there is today.  We were dependent on the draft AASHTO bike facilities guidebook.  To get an example of today’s resources visit http://nacto.org/publication/urban-bikeway-design-guide/intersection-treatments/through-bike-lanes/.   PennDOT is also undergoing a transformation to be supportive of all users of their roadways.  An example of this is that the reconstruction of the intersection of SR 422 and Killinger Road now has through bike lanes.  LVBC did not have to make the case for these bike facilities.  PennDOT District 8 had recognized that bicyclist facilities were needed.  In March, 2016, District 8 staff met with LVBC members to discuss the 2017-2018 resurfacing project for this section of SR 422.  

 

LVBC IN ACTION

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“Life is like a bicycle, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

 

"Same Roads - Same Rights - Same Rules" - probicycle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VALLEY BICYCLING VISTAS

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