Elmwood Cycle Traps Fixed

In response to CRBC’s request of last September, Penn DOT has repaired the dangerous drain grates on Elmwood Avenue in Lemont (see article below). The photo above left shows one of the grates before the repair. The photo at right, taken yesterday, shows the same grate after the repair. CRBC wishes to thank Penn DOT, College Township, and the Centre Region Planning office for their help in correcting these cycle traps.

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Pedal People visit State College

The Pedal People, a cooperative human-powered delivery and hauling service for the Northampton, Massachusetts area appeared at a special CRBC event Friday, April 27 hosted by Freeze Thaw Cycles. The Pedal People ride year round, hauling garbage (which is independently contracted in Northampton), furniture, delivering groceries and packages of all kinds. All on bikes.

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Kulakowski Ride 2007

Penn State professor and avid bike commuter Bohdan T. Kulakowski was killed last March when he was hit by a van while riding home from his office on campus. The Second annual ride in his honor was held today. Participants rode from campus to the crash site with bike trailers filled with flowers to place on the ghostbike memorial.

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FreezeThaw Cycles Raises Funds

FreezeThaw Cycles on Calder Alley has raised $130 for CRBC by selling bike parts and CRBC “Share the Road with Bicycles” bumper stickers at their $1 bargain table. Thanks to Justin, Jordyn, and all the FreezeThaw employees who have helped.

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Grouse Guards BCRT

A speckled grouse has taken up guard duty on the proposed Bellefonte Central Rail Trail extension through Toftrees. A feasibility study is underway directed at extending the existing trail from the Penn State Arboretum 16 additional miles to Bellefonte. Support has been shown by the community, neighboring landowners, and the grouse.

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Sinkhole Threatens Water Supply

An emergency closure of the College Township Bikeway from the College Ave. tunnel to the quonset hut at Millbrook Marsh took effect December 22nd to allow PennDOT to access a sinkhole which had opened between the path and Slab Cabin Run next to the 322 bypass bridge over Puddintown Road. A second sinkhole had appeared on the opposite side of the creek next to Puddintown Road.

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Warner Dr. Shoulders Repaved

Acting at the request of CRBC and College and Harris Townships, PennDOT has re-paved the damaged shoulders of Warner Dr. where cyclist Bohdan Kulakowski was killed (note ghostbike memorial in photo). “No Parking” signs have also been erected to eliminate

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Eamon’s Ride

This is Eamon. The Simpson family met him on the road near his home in Co. Sligo, Ireland when we stopped to admire his bike. He told us he has never owned a car, using this bike for all his

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CRBC Member Succeeds in Wal-Mart Bike Rack Effort

Congratulations and thanks to CRBC member Terri Lukens-Gable who has succeeded in her single-handed effort to have a bike rack placed at the Benner Pike Wal-Mart. Here’s her account of the effort:

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CRBC Proposes Construction of Bohdan T. Kulakowski Memorial Bikeway

CRBC is submitting requests to PennDOT and College and Harris Townships to begin the planning process for construction of a bike path along Warner Drive to connect the South Atherton Street Bikeway and the bike path from Mount Nittany Middle School to the planned Oak Hall Park.

The proposed bikeway would allow cyclists and pedestrians to access the park from Boalsburg and State College via off-road paths. It would be located along the road (see photo) where Dr. Kulakowski was killed while cycling home from work on March 22 of this year. The proposal includes a rest stop and memorial for Dr. Kulakowski.

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