New Bikes May Use Full Lane Signage Installed
After 9 years of advocating and unfortunately failing to get the support of LEBCO MPO, Bikes May Use Full Lane and Shared Lane Markings (SLMs) are now being installed in Annville and Cleona. We are very thankful that the leaders of both Cleona and Annville supported our persevering efforts and have agreed to maintain the road markings. When we failed to get the support of the MPO and County Commissioners, the LVBC Board chose to spend funds to contract with McCormick Taylor, Inc. to provide professional recommendations. If we lost this opportunity, nothing would get done for years. McCormick Taylor had to hasten in January to be able to provide their findings to Penn DOT in a few weeks. The PennDOT Project Manager was very helpful in making it possible to incorporate the traffic engineers’ recommendations at the last stages of planning the resurfacing project. BMUFL signs are installed and shortly, with good weather, the SLMs will be applied. Please thank Cleona’s Borough Council Members and Annville Township’s Commissioners.
UPDATE: Dauphin Narrows and Banning Bicyclists - PennDOT Has All the Power
On September 14th, Judge Salapa held the Further Prehearing Conference which had been continued for a year to allow PennDOT and the parties to address the issues of concern. Click here to read the update.
LVBC Members Bike Audit and Make Recommendations for SR 322 through Campbelltown
SR 343 Is Safer for Bicyclists
Several years ago SR 343 was resurfaced and most of the project provided very adequate shoulders to the right of the installed rumble strips. There was, however, a short section where motorists travel very fast that was done without providing adequate shoulder width. This was very risky for bicycling. It has required several years and support from Penn DOT to fill these rumbles. Together, we learned what material would work best. LVBC partnered with Lebanon County Penn DOT Maintenance staff and crew to undertake a fix. We appreciate the time and logistics involved in doing this project to make it safer for bicyclists.
LVBC Provides Education at Lebanon City PD's Night Out
For many years LVBC has been providing bicycle safety to youngsters and their parents at the City Police Department's Night Out. Ron Birch and Dean Auchenbach have been constant volunteers for the event. Taking a closer look at the photo, we are also reminded that member Barry Yiengst built the 2 bicycle wheels for the safety game. Ruth Barley took responsibility for designing and having the LVBC banner made. Financial contributions have allowed us to buy prizes and the display board. LVBC has been built on so many individual contributions.