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BAC November 2005 News & Digest

 

Hello BICYCLE ACCESS COUNCIL members,

 

It's a beautiful day in Pennsylvania!

 

JUST THE FACTS*...

  8,396,814 Number of Licensed Drivers in PA, 2004

10,567,540 Number of Registered in-state Vehicles, 2004

     120,423 Number of Highway Miles in PA, 2003

       13,659 Number of Traffic Lights in PA, 2004

     137,051 Number of Vehicle Crashes in 2004

*From The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Newsletter, Volume 14, No.5

Data collected from PennDOT and FHWA sources.

 

TO ERR IS HUMAN--TO REALLY MESS THINGS UP TAKES A COMPUTER...

This e-mail News & Digest is sent to BAC members as the next best thing to a printed newsletter. Hopefully, sometime soon, members will see a print version created.

Until then, this e-mail is sent via a simple distribution list which includes America Online(tm) users. AOL has blocked this News & Digest e-mail as SPAM so that no one with an AOL account will be receiving this.

This probably happened because some recipients with AOL accounts did not ask to be unsubscribed as explained below, but instead blocked future e-mails from BAC. When AOL sees so many blocked messages, it initiates a SPAM filter.

To make the monthly News & Digest available for all, the BAC website will now include each issue, as well as past issues.

ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT...

The Bicycle Access Council would like to hear from Pennsylvania bicyclists when newspapers, magazines and other media cover bicycling issues. Any topic from touring features, bike crashes, road construction problems, and yes, access issues are of interest.

Clip or copy what you think would be of interest to BAC so we can stay informed. If you'd like a supply of pre-addressed envelopes, just let us know. Mail your items to:

Bicycle Access Council

P.O. Box 92

Dallastown, PA 17313

 

THIS CLEARINGHOUSE IS CLEARING HOUSE...

BAC has some merchandise for sale. Much of it has been on display at bike events and club rides. If you would like some of the following items for yourself or as a holiday gift for some lucky bicyclist, let us know. Prices include shipping via USPS.

$15    BAC Share-The-Road t-shirts (yellow)

              Hanes Beefy-T sizes M, L, XL

$15    BAC Share-The-Road t-shirts with Rally logo (Beefy-T)

              Lewisburg (lt blue) L, XL

              Gettysburg (ice blue) M, L

$10    Bike Tool, 7-function (knife, scissors, corkscrew, etc.)

$5      BAC Share-The-Road Bandana, yellow

Proceeds benefit the Bicycle Access Council.

OUR MISSION...

The Bicycle Access Council is a non-profit advocacy organization that serves as a forum for Pennsylvania bicyclists and as an ombudsman for bicycling issues.

It is the objective of the Bicycle Access Council to make bicycling on roads throughout the Commonwealth safe, respectable and a transportation choice by educating its members and the motoring public.

All funding for the Bicycle Access Council comes from memberships and donations.  Annual membership is $20 per year.  Forms are available on the website. BAC does not share membership information.

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Joe Stafford, Executive Director

Bicycle Access Council

Dallastown, PA

www.BicycleAccess-PA.org

(717) 417-1299x

 

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