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Help BikePGH deliver 1,000 hand-written letters to the Mayor!

From the BikePGH blog and newsletter…

In 2010, the City of Pittsburgh installed about 5 miles of bike lanes and sharrows, mostly in East End neighborhoods.  These lanes were a welcome addition to the emerging city-wide bike lane network, and showed that the City was serious when, upon receiving the “Bronze Bike-friendly Community” status, Mayor Ravenstahl proclaimed that there will be “25 miles of new bike lanes and sharrows in two years.”

We want to make sure this momentum continues, so we decided that we’d deliver to him a bunch of “Thank You” notes to demonstrate how much support Mayor Ravenstahl has for his bike initiative, and how bike lanes have positively impacted the lives of thousands of Pittsburghers.

We want you to write or draw fun, creative responses on our kinda boring form letter on how more bike lanes will change your life.  The idea is that hand-written letters are more effective than emails, form letters, and post cards, so write-away!

Click here for details on how you can help.

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  • James Kester

    Bombings in northern Iraq oil city kill 7
    By YAHYA BARZANJI and LARA JAKES, Associated Press

    SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq
    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 5:58 a.m.

    Talk about an bike unfriendly community…. But, I'll betcha alot of commuters still ride bikes here.

  • http://sneaker-madness.tumblr.com/ Evalyn

    I definitely learned about most of this, but in spite of this, I still assumed it was practical. Very good job!

  • James kester

    You know I'm simply reminding you, and the leaders of the free world, like mayor Luke, how fragile our civil society is.

    And, as much as you want to live in Shangra Lai, sing kumbaya, and direct your attention to our
    bike friendly communities; I'm simply reminding you what "friendly" means to our middle eastern "friends", that we're about to abandon….

    I'm sure the mayor is concerned about this since the Pittsburgh Budget axe is getting sharpened
    as was clearly pointed out ast the US mayors were rallying at the St. Regis in Washington for
    the proposed vanishing community block grant programs.

    BBC 23 January 2011 Last updated at 03:52 ET
    Baghdad hit by fresh car bombings.

    Last week, more than 150 people were killed in a wave of bombings in several Iraqi cities.

    But shootings and bombings remain a daily occurrence.

    US forces formally ended their combat operations last August, ahead of a planned full withdrawal from Iraq later this year.