Bike to Work Week is Sept. 21- 27 and there's a lot going on right now. Your help is needed.
1. Susquehanna Township and the City of Harrisburg are working cooperatively to extend a bike lane on 6th Street from the Capitol up to Linglestown Road. You can read the details below. Susquehanna Township is requesting assistance from up to 4 volunteers on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 12:00 noon to help set out traffic cones. Meet at 6th and Linglestown Rd. The job is expected to take about 1 hour. Let Marilyn know if you can help.
2. You are invited to attend the press conference on Sept. 18. Details below.
3. Volunteers will be needed to check the cones on 6th Street daily to make sure they are upright and where they are supposed to be.
Are you willing to sign up to help for one day? If so, let Marilyn know. [email protected]
Friday, September 18th, 10:00AM
Press Conference to announce the event below.
Held at the Intersection of Vaughn & 6th (Hoffman) Street In Harrisburg
Attendance- Mayor Papenfuse, Susquehanna Township Commissioner Frank Lynch, Bike Harrisburg Member Jim Buckheit, HACC President Dr. John Sygielski.
Bike to Work Week September 21 to 27, 2020Bike to Work Day Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Collaboratively, the City of Harrisburg, Susquehanna Township and Bike Harrisburg have established a pop-upbike lane extending from Linglestown Road to Reilly Street. This is to encourage and honor the local commuting options in the Harrisburg area and to celebrate those who choose to bike or walk to and from their places of employment. Bike to Work Week will feature pop up bike lanes along 6thStreet. Establishing a corridor between Linglestown Road Susquehanna Township suburbs with the Capital Complex and Downtown Harrisburg. On September 21st, the temporary lanes will be in place from Vaughn to Linglestown Road. Cones will be placed indicating the route on either side of 6th street in both directions. The roadway is already home to the Capital Area Greenbelt between Lucknow Rd and Green Street extended. It is important to note that this will allow safe biking/walking to two of the largest employers in the area. The commonwealth of PA and UPMC Pinnacle. Although many folks continue to work from home, the central business district continues to attract a steady stream of commuters to and from work. There has been a huge jump in the numbers of people taking up bike riding not just for recreation or commuting, but errand running and other routine trips as well. When an area is more inviting to bike riding and walking it is a better place to live, to work and to play. The benefit to health, the environment and the economy are limitless. So, ride with us this week!