OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

“Joining communities through fitness, recreation, heritage and transportation networks”

PennDOT Transportation Survey

 

PennDOT Transportation Survey

2017 Twelve Year Program

Every two years, the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission and PennDOT update Pennsylvania’s Twelve Year Transportation Program. The open public comment period is March 6 – April 19, 2017. During this period, you have the chance to share feedback by taking the online survey or participating in the Online Public Meeting on March 21, 2017.
 
In conjunction with PennDOT’s Twelve Year Program update, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission will use public input submitted to the State Transportation Commission in the development of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program. 
 
Download the Pennsylvania 2017 Transportation Performance Report here.
 

Four Cycling Fatalities in Three Years

On August 30, 2016, McKees Rocks’ resident Dennis Flanagan was killed by a motorist on Route 51 while commuting from the Southside of Pittsburgh on his bicycle. This is the fourth fatality in the last three years along the share-the-road corridor of Route 51 between Pittsburgh and Monaca, Pa. 
 
The Ohio River Trail Council and the cycling community mourns the preventable loss of Dennis Flanagan, April 27, 1969 ~ August 30, 2016 (age 47), Arthur Bell, May 4, 1961 ~ August 6, 2015 (age 54), Taylor Banks, March 24, 1991 ~ October 31, 2014 (age 23), and Emily Jancart, September 7, 1995 ~ July 21, 2013 (age 17).
 
Join us as we request the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to improve safety by updating the cycling infrastructure along Route 51 with protected bike lanes. Protected bike lanes are a simple concept, they are like sidewalks for bikes. Because they use physical dividers like curbs, planters, parked cars or posts to separate bike and auto traffic on busy streets, protected lanes are essential to building a full network of bike-friendly routes. They make it pleasant for anyone to bike, just as sidewalks make it pleasant for anyone to walk. 
 
Moreover, we ask you to endorse the development of the Ohio River Trail, an on-road route and off-road path that parallels Route 51/65 along the Ohio River.
 
Take the Transportation Survey
 
Tell PennDOT about the important benefits of the Ohio River Trail. Share your opinions, interests, and concerns about transportation in your community. Taking the survey will tell PennDOT how you travel, what issues you value, and how gives you the opportunity to set how you’d budget what PennDOT works on.
 
When: March 6 – April 19

What: Share THE OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL MISSION and pinpoint transportation needs in your community

How: Click here to take the survey or the button below

Public Meeting
 
When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30pm

What: Join Secretary Leslie Richards for an interactive online meeting.

Location: Online! Click here to Register

 
Join STC Chair and PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards for an interactive online meeting where you will learn what’s new at PennDOT, explore Pennsylvania’s 2017 Transportation Performance Report, and have your questions answered live.
 
 

Source: Bike Pittsburgh & PennDOT

Bicycling Safety

Bicycling Safety

Bike Pittsburgh Crash Report 

 

Bikenomics

Bikenomics

"Bikenomics" by Elly Blue provides a surprising and compelling new perspective on the way we get around and on how we spend our money, as families and as a society. The book starts with a look at Americans' real transportation costs, and moves on to examine the current civic costs of our transportation system. Blue tells the stories of people, businesses, organizations, and cities who are investing in two-wheeled transportation. The multifaceted North American bicycle movement is revealed, with its contradictions, challenges, successes, and visions.

Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy

Bikenomics: Traffic is a Gas

 

 

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts

The Ohio River Trail Council is honored to be selected as an Eagle Scout service project beneficiary, and proud to provide the Eagle Scout candidate an opportunity to plan, develop, and give leadership to others. The Ohio River Trail Council is proposing a partnership with the Boy Scouts of America to provide a number of Eagle Scout projects. Individual Boy Scouts interested in participating in any of our projects, please contact Dr. Vincent Troia, President, Ohio River Trail Council, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave, Monaca, Pa. 15061. (724) 728-2625

 

 

Outdoor Message Center 

Plans are available from Roger Hopkins, Ithaca, NY.

 

 

 

 

Combined Federal Campaign

Combined Federal Campaign

Ohio River Trail Council 5 Digit Charity Code: 62459

 
 

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Upcoming Events

Thu 27 Jul 8:00pm
Venue: Underwear Bike Ride Lawrenceville meeting spot

Fri 4 Aug 7:30am
Venue: Route 51

Sat 5 Aug 9:00am
Venue: Edith Barrill Riverfront Park, Morgantown WV

Sat 5 Aug 9:00am
Venue: Moraine State Park, South Shore

Sun 20 Aug 1:00pm
Venue: McConnells Mill, Hell's Hollow parking lot

Sun 27 Aug 7:00am
Venue: Birmingham Bridge

Fri 1 Sep 7:30am
Venue: Route 51

Wed 20 Sep 8:00am

Fri 22 Sep 7:00am
Venue: Rivergate Park

Fri 22 Sep 3:00pm
Venue: Lake Country Bike

Sat 23 Sep 7:00am
Venue: Montour Trail Mile Zero

Sat 23 Sep 8:00am
Venue: Gibson Park

Sun 24 Sep 10:00am
Venue: Moon Community Park

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