Bicycle and Pedestrian Information - Bike/Ped Info
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee of the Lewisburg Borough Traffic Advisory Committee
Consists of Sam Pearson with assistance from Kim Wheeler and Dick McGinnis. It is open to the interest and assistance of anyone in the general community. There are many topics that are appropriate for the official Borough body to take on and others that may be better handled in cooperation with informal groups like the Local Action Network and private citizens or even future regional bike groups. Future Bike/Ped Subcommittee meetings will be announced in the monthly Local Action calendars. Anyone interested in participating is welcome. If you would like to be on an independent bike/ped email list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee Meeting Minutes
The East Buffalo Township Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee
EBT-PBC was approved by the East Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors on 24 September 2007. Freddi Carlip is the current chair of the Committee (past chair: Judy Ellis).
The East Buffalo Township Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee (EBT-PBC) shall be charged with:
1. examining all possibilities for enhancing the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists in the township;
2. developing proposals for the best possible network for bike lanes and bike/pedestrian pathways using frequently traveled routes in the township, connectors/linkages, convenient alternative routes, and freshly conceived pathways;
3. seeking opportunities for external funding sources (e.g., public and private grants, pro bono work, business funding, leverage against developers, etc.);
4. coordinating planning for pedestrian and bicycling routes with Lewisburg Borough, Kelly Township, LARA, Lewisburg Area School District, SEDA-COG, and the Union County Comprehensive Plan;
5. developing short-range and long-range goals, strategies, and implementation timetables for presentation to the East Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors.
The committee will consist of professional and community members as approved by the East Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors. Services currently derived by the township (e.g., administration and legal counseling) would be available to the committee. The East Buffalo Township Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee will work closely with the East Buffalo Township Planning Commission, but will report directly to the East Buffalo Township Board of Supervisors.
Miss Road Manners
Our local EBT safety guru, Miss Road Manners, dispenses important safety tips for area runners. Read her Guidelines for Staying Safe on the Road in mixed-use settings. Miss Road Manners is also known to some of us as Freddi Carlip, a resident and avid runner in East Buffalo Township since 1978.
Online Bike/Ped Resources
- Sustainable Lawrence in Lawrence Township, NJ has a Wiki website with format information that is pertinent to our situation here: Lawrence Township Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force. The Bicycle Routes page is particularly helpful. Would be great if we created such a resource for our area. Bike Routes:Lawrenceville to Downtown Princeton written by Ralph Copelman gives four routes with pros/cons for each one. If you are interested in writing your most used bike routes in our area to post on LAN website please Contact LAN.
League of American Bicyclists is based in Washington, DC. It's mission is "To promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America." The League started as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880.
One Less Car is based in Baltimore, MD. Their objective is "to help reclaim our basic right to freedom of mobility. We are committed to reversing the harm done to our collective happiness, the unraveling of our communities, and the increased risks we face daily due to our society's focus on the automobile at the exclusion of other transportation modes."
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center began in 1999 in Chapel Hill, NC. PBIC’s mission is " to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity." Their Bicycle Parking Guidelines online brochure provides text/photos on the selection and placement of bike racks for short-term parking.