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New PA Bicycle Safety Law Signed
Monday, 06 February 2012 15:12

"Pennsylvania enacted a new bicycle safety law on Thursday, February 2, 2012. The new law now requires motorists to allow at least four feet of space between their vehicle and a bicycle when passing a bicyclist.

The law also makes it legal for a driver to cross a double yellow line into an opposing lane of traffic, when necessary to allow for the four feet clearance when passing a bicyclist on the right. If there is oncoming cars in the other direction, the motorist would have to wait until it is safe to pass the bicyclist and provide the mandated four feet clearance.

The law further allows a bicyclist to ride slower on the road than the posted maximum speed, and makes it illegal for a vehicle to cut off a bicyclist when the motorist is turning right.

The law becomes effective in sixty (60) days and is deisgned to reduce injuries which frequently do occur when a bicyclist and driver are involved in a car wreck or car accident. Harrisburg and Central Pennsylvania tend to have more of these types of injury causing accidents due to the rural nature of the area."

Posted by Scott Cooper, Attorney on http://harrisburg.injuryboard.com

Another article in the Morning Call:  http://blogs.mcall.com/capitol_ideas/2012/02/things-government-does-dept-gov-corbett-signs-bicycle-safety-bill-into-law.html 


Full text of House Bill 170 can be found here.

 
"Bicycle Dreams" Thanks
Friday, 27 January 2012 13:39

Thanks to the sponsors who helped bring "Bicycle Dreams" to the State Theatre: 

  • RBR Recumbent Cycles
  • Matson & Associates
  • Freeze Thaw Cycles
  • Videon Central 
  •  Nittany Mountain Biking Association
  • The Bicycle Shop

And to everyone at the State Theatre, for a well-run, smooth, supportive operation. 

And to CRBC board member Dr. Jim Serene, for organizing the presentation of the movie, promoting it, and generally running a one-man show to get the movie on the screen at the State

What was "Bicycle Dreams"? -- check out our story here: http://www.centrebike.org/articles/news/180-qbicycle-dreamsq-at-the-state-theatre.html

 
PA Rail Trails are an economic driver
Thursday, 04 August 2011 14:58

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania has more rail-to-trail projects than any other state. Those 138 trails average about 10 miles each, but the state also hosts the first stretch of the longest multi-use trail in the country: the Great Allegheny Passage runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland, where it meets the C&O Towpath Trail to Washington, DC, for a total of 335 miles of person-powered travel.

Read the full story here: http://www.keystoneedge.com/features/trailspaeconomy0804.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=The+Long+and+Winding+Road%3a+Trails+an+Economic+Driver+in+PA&utm_content={Email_Address}&utm_campaign=Trail+Mix+and+Batman 

Lackawana trail map photo
 
Map of Rumble Strip Mitigation
Thursday, 03 March 2011 14:22

We're pleased to report that PennDOT has announced plans to mitigate (that is, eliminate) the rumble strips on the PA Bike Routes throughout Centre County. The link below will take you to a map (Adobe PDF format) of the planned construction.

gis1201_bicycle_rumble_centre.pdf

Here's the post made to the CRBC listserv by V.P. Chuck Anderson:

This morning [March 2, 2010]  Paul [Rito], Trish [Meek] and I had a conference call with PennDOT. PennDOT briefed us on the timeline and proposed method for repairing the improperly installed rumble strips. We had serious safety concerns over PnnDOT's first repair proposal, so they came up with a new proposal which is much better.
Here are the details:

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Winter Cycling Tips
Thursday, 14 October 2010 14:19

Tips from our October 11, 2010 Meeting

Clothing

Dry 50-60 Degree

  • Torso – Short sleeve jersey, arm warmers
  • Legs – Shorts with knee warmers, Knickers, Capris
  • Hands – Short finger gloves, light full-finger gloves
  • Feet – mid cuff socks, shoes
  • Head – headband for ears under helmet
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