We’re excited to announce the latest round of the HATS Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program. We appreciate the help we’ve gotten for this effort over the past 4 years. The data collected has been used in studies and analyses throughout the region, such as the Camp Hill to Capital Corridor study and the Route 39 Corridor study. This effort depends on the help of people like you, and be assured it is greatly appreciated.
All the information and links necessary to help can be found at TCRPC’s Bike/Ped Planning Page, or at the links below. You can choose the times and intersections that work best for you.
The Fall 2018 HATS Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts will take place during the following dates and times:
· Sunday, September 30, 12-2 p.m.
· Tuesday, October 2, 4-6 p.m.
· Wednesday, October 3, 4-6 p.m.
· Thursday, October 4, 4-6 p.m.
· Saturday, October 6, 12-2 p.m.
The counts are being done as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation project. For more information on NBPD in general, click here.
To perform the counts:
1. Print out the counting form (click here to download form) and bring other necessary items (pen/pencil, timer, etc).
2. Arrive at your designated location approximately 15 minutes before you are to begin counting.
3. Find a spot from which you can best view the entire intersection.
4. Count and record cyclists, pedestrians, and “others” (skateboarders, rollerbladers) as they enter the intersection on the form in 15 minute increments.
To view training slides on how to conduct bicycle and pedestrian counts, click here.
To view a list of the locations, with Google Maps links for each, click here.
To view a map of the locations, click here.
Anyone interested in signing up should visit our SignUpGenius page by clicking here.
If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Bomberger.
Andrew Bomberger, AICP
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
112 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
P: 717-234-2639 | F: 717-234-4058
The HBC Operations Committee is now accepting nominations for the Service Before Self Award. This award was established in 2000 to recognize individuals who distinguish themselves by dedicating significant time and effort to the success of the Harrisburg Bicycle Club.
The past recipients of the award have been:
2000 Mary Lott
2001 Carole Rockland
2002 Marilyn Chastek
2003 John Donoughe
2004 Owen Moore
2005 Mark Riordan
2006 Cindy Hoehn
2007 Bill Pickering
2008 Ross Willard
2010 Mike Prestosh
2011 Michael Floyd
2012 Rick Nevins
2013 Dave Young
2014 Bill Wierman
2015 Jeff Hoch
2016 Cindy Gorski
2017 Larry Riley
RIDE LEADER THANK YOU GIFTS
Have YOU earned a Thank You gift?
Trained leaders that have led 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200 and 250 rides and submitted ride reports have earned thank you gifts!!! Orders will be placed early October and the gifts will be handed out at our HBC banquet in Nov.
CUT OFF DATE FOR ORDERS IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
HBC THANK YOU GIFTS:
You may choose your gift from the highest level you have reached or from any level below that – But you may only earn one gift per each level.
The riding season is now in full swing and there are many cyclists out on the roads. It is up to ALL of us to keeps our roads safe. One way of doing this is to be courteous to others using the roads and to follow the vehicular laws. Unfortunately not all cyclists obey the laws or are even aware of them. When we violate the vehicular laws we not only put our own safety in jeopardy but also the safety of all cyclists. Motor vehicle drivers, pedestrians and anyone who witness cyclist’s violating these laws begin to look down on every cyclist and believe all cyclists are dangerous and should be off the road.
Please be aware that:
Police officers are out in force making sure that cyclists obey these laws. There have already been two reported incidents where HBC members have been stopped.
Please take the time to read the Pennsylvania Bicycle Driver’s Manual.