Annual Report

APRIL 2016 –  MARCH 2017

Through advocacy and education, we lead the
movement to make bicycling a safe and fun way to
get around for anyone in Greater Philadelphia.

@bcgp bicyclecoalition bicycle.coalition

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as of January 1, 2017

Leslye Silver Chair
Amanda Benner Vice President
PECO, an Exelon Company
Raymond Wynman Treasurer
Global Tax Management
Russell Meddin Secretary
Tumar Alexander
City of Philadelphia
Perry Benson
Jeffrey Braff
Cozen O’Connor
Edward Chang Select Board Members at Fall 2016 Gala
Blank Rome LLP
James Decker
Philadelphia Insurance Companies The Greater Philadelphia region encompasses one of the nation’s
Abigail Flitter greatest cities, and many towns and suburbs that are enjoyable places to live,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia work, and play. Enabling more people to use a bicycle safely for transportation
Sanford Lipstein and recreation is at the heart of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s
Comcast Spectacor mission that was set in 1972 by a group of enthusiastic West Philadelphia
Alan Morrison bicyclists. We are proud to be celebrating our 45th year of action that resulted
Zac Capital Partners
in making Greater Philadelphia a better place to ride a bicycle.
Ryan Oelkers
g4 Productions
Our work has contributed to the region’s progress by supporting policies and
Mimi Sheller
operating programs that increase access to active transportation modes, green
Drexel University
space and opportunities to live a healthy lifestyle. The past twelve months
Ian Wogan
have been distinguished by several key successes, including the opening
of Philadelphia’s first protected bike lane (pictured on the front cover), an
Omar Woodard
GreenLight Fund Executive Order issued by Mayor Jim Kenney to reach zero traffic deaths by
2030, new miles of Circuit trails opened, and innovative programming in low

STAFF income neighborhoods to provide opportunities for current and future riders of
Indego Bike Share.
as of January 1, 2017
We are committed to ensuring that Greater Philadelphia is a world-
Sarah Clark Stuart Executive Director
Megan Rosenbach Deputy Director class bicycling region that results in people from all racial and economic
Diana Owens Steif Operations Director backgrounds having safe, healthy, and affordable transportation options.
Alan Spooner Development Director This core belief guides our mission and vision of a region where anyone can
John Boyle Research Director enjoy a safe and fun bike ride on a network of connected Circuit Trails, bike
Susan Dannenberg Policy Fellow lanes and low-stress streets, and where bicycling is an easy option for both
Azephra Hamilton Better Bike Share transportation and recreation that connects people to each other, their
Community Liaison
neighborhoods and to the region itself.
Brenda Hernandez Torres Better Bike Share
Community Liaison
Taylor Kuyk-White Cadence Program Manager
Randy LoBasso Communications Manager
Waffiyyah Murray Education Programs Manager
Katie Beth Pinder Donor Relations Coordinator
Sarah Clark Stuart Leslye Silver
Bob Previdi Policy Coordinator
Executive Director Board President
Tim Suba Office Manager
Ashley Vogel Development Associate
BCGP Annual Report FY 2017 • 1

BCGP PROGRAMS Better Bike Share Partnership
Indego, Philadelphia’s newest form of public transportation, has over 1,000 bikes at 100 stations and
people have taken more than 1.2 million trips since its April 2015 launch.

40% of Indego’s stations are in low-income neighborhoods and Philadelphia is a leader in engaging
diverse communities through its payment methods, outreach and workforce development activities.
Since 2014, BCGP has encouraged Indego usage in low-income neighborhoods through its participation
with the Better Bike Share Partnership, providing safety classes and learning opportunities for current
and future Indego riders. This work has resulted in 110 community rides and 96 classes, reaching over
1,000 people.

The Better Bike Share Partnership is a collaboration funded by The JPB Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share
systems. The partners include The City of Philadelphia, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Association of City
Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the PeopleForBikes Foundation.
Staff Member, Azephra, taking a group ride
with Indego

Women Bike PHL
Since 2012, Women Bike PHL’s online community has grown to more than 3,500 members. With
regular rides, classes, and meetups, Women Bike PHL continues to inspire and encourage more
women to ride and build community among those who do. In December 2016, Janney Montgomery
Scott selected Women Bike PHL for a year long sponsorship to offer financial advising at select
coffee clubs and a speaker series.

Cadence Youth Cycling
In 2016, Cadence Youth Cycling’s (CYC) spring season had seven teams with 103 youth, and
together they rode over 1,000 miles! Nearly 40 youth became All Stars, earning the privilege to Staff Member, Taylor, with Cadence All Stars
bring their bicycles home. All Stars participated in one or more of three summer teams: Tour, Race
and Triathlon; rode in the Bucks County Covered Bridges ride; and were introduced to Cyclocross.
A proud moment for the program was senior Allen Williams winning a Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation Millenium Scholarship, based in part on an essay about the impact of CYC on his
leadership and volunteer experience. In September, Taylor Kuyk-White began as CYC’s new
Program Manager and brings to the job her rich history in positive youth development work,
competitive cycling, and social justice organizing. In late 2016, a transformative gift of $25,000
from Jerry Jacobs is helping to expand and enrich CYC’s competitive Race Team.

Mayor Nutter with CYC student Allen Williams
Vision Zero
In June 2016, our spring campaign focusing on passage of a ten-year
extension of the red light camera bill was rewarded when Governor Wolf
signed the bill into law. This guaranteed that Philadelphia’s 27 red light
cameras can continue unimpeded to contribute to slower speeds and
safer intersections.

In September, we launched the Vision Zero Alliance with partner
organizations. In November 2016, Mayor Kenney followed through on his
campaign pledge by signing an Executive Order creating the new position of
2016 Ride of Silence the Complete Streets Director and established a Vision Zero Task Force with
a mandate to develop an action plan to eliminate traffic deaths by 2030. All of these factors were recommendations made in the Bicycle
Coalition’s Better Mobility Platform for 2015 Mayoral Candidates. Philadelphia’s first Complete Streets Director was hired and the Mayor
issued a draft Vision Zero Action Plan in March 2017, a week after our third, and highest-attended, Vision Zero conference.

BCGP is dedicated to safety for all road users throughout the Delaware Valley. As a representative of the cycling community, we believe we
have a unique responsibility to promote safe bicycling in Philadelphia. In summer 2016, we launched Bike Nice, a courtesy campaign to
promote and encourage all cyclists to follow the rules of the road, for the sake of everyone—especially pedestrians. This campaign of photos
of BCGP staff was distributed via social media and displayed on Center City District’s LED billboard in Dilworth Park during July and August,
reaching over 30,000 monthly visitors.
BCGP PROGRAMS (CON’T) BCGP Annual Report FY 2017 • 2

Kinkora Trail Opening Sullivan’s Bridge Opening 1993 Betzwood Bridge Protest

500 Miles of Circuit Trails by 2025 I Bike PHL
The Bicycle Coalition continued to play an Philadelphia
important leadership role in the Circuit Trails The latest Census Bureau figures show that Philadelphia’s bicycle mode share
Coalition and participated in the rebranding of (the percentage of commuters who use a bike at least three days a week) has grown
the Circuit in April 2016 at the Race Street Pier modestly to 2.2 %, with Center City’s mode share at 7.2 %.
in Philadelphia.
Although this level makes Philadelphia the most-biked big city in the U.S., the figure
The Circuit ended the year with over nine new is still low compared to smaller American and most European cities. Sarah Clark
miles of trail, including the long-awaited Sullivan’s Stuart, BCGP’s Executive Director, City of Philadelphia Managing Director Michael
Bridge, linking the Schuylkill River Trail to Valley DiBerardinis, and former Deputy Managing Director Clarena Tolson traveled on a
Forge National Historic Park and replacing the Knight Foundation-sponsored trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, to study a city that
decades-old Route 422 bridge catwalk. has over 50 % mode share. The biggest takeaway: high quality bicycle infrastructure
knitted together into a connected network is fundamental to boosting the number
Sullivan’s Bridge came about as a result of people bicycling. Inspired by the lessons of Copenhagen, the Bicycle Coalition
of a 1993 advocacy campaign urging PennDOT launched the “Hub and Spoke” campaign, calling for a combination of protected
and Montgomery County to develop a bike lanes and off-road trails encircling Greater Center City (the Hub), and in and out
bicycle-pedestrian connection to replace the from the outlying neighborhoods (Spokes). This campaign focuses attention on key
old Betzwood Bridge that had fallen into disrepair. corridors that we believe will help the City reach 6 % mode share.
Twenty-three years later, over 300 bicyclists
and other attendees greeted the beautiful Many of those corridors that comprise our vision of a Hub and Spoke are among
14-foot wide bridge built by PennDOT. those that Mayor Kenney has now committed to installing protected bike lanes.
The Mayor is following through on his commitment to build a network of 30 miles of
Throughout 2016, our affiliate group Bike Bucks protected bike lanes, and add 15 miles of conventional bike lanes annually.
County worked with local organizations to promote
support for the 8.5-mile Newtown Rail Trail, which In 2016, 16 miles of new bike lanes were added and the City’s first protected bike
passes through five municipalities. A campaign lane on Ryan Avenue opened in September. Mayor Jim Kenney also secured two
to win support from one of the five municipalities federal grants to implement his protected bike lane plan and will work throughout
led to over 1,000 letters sent to Township 2017–2019 towards the 30 miles of protected bike lane goal.
Commissioners and hundreds attending
public meetings. Greater Philadelphia
After years of advocacy, achieving better bike lanes on state roads in Pennsylvania
Every mile counts. That’s why the Circuit Trails advanced a step during 2016. PennDOT announced that it would select several
Coalition launched the “500 miles by 2025” prioritized road segments to “pilot” a new, less onerous maintenance agreement for
campaign: to encourage municipalities and municipalities and test the cost and expense of installing bike lanes.
counties to reaffirm their commitment to complete
the Circuit Trails. This campaign gives trail BCGP worked with the four Pennsylvania suburban counties to develop a
advocates the opportunity to ask municipal and prioritized list of road segments, so it was able to propose a list immediately. BCGP’s
county officials to pass resolutions of support to work with the counties led the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission in
add 180 more miles of Circuit trails by 2025 in order July 2016 to start developing a “low-stress” street network map and connectivity
to keep pace and meet the goal of completing the model. Lastly, Bike Camden County and Bike Burlington County were launched
Circuit by 2040. by volunteer members to make five the number of county groups affiliated and
supported by BCGP.
BCGP Annual Report FY 2017 • 3

$25,000 + $500 – $999 Emily Davis
Jerome Jacobs Anonymous Harris Devor
James and Judy Allison Matthew Diefenbach
$10,000 – $24,999 Linda Altman Danielle Dimston
Dan Gordon Theodore and Barbara Aronson Brian Duffy
David Hilton Janine Bauer Ronald Dunbar
Gail and Sandy Lipstein Ken Boyle Thomas Durling
Thomas and Mary Breslin John Dzubinski
$5,000 – $9,999 Kenneth Burk Daniel Eicholtz
Perry Benson Barbara Capozzi Bethea Eichwald and Royer Smith
David Engel David and Victoria Casale William Elfring and Linda Good Melissa Caruso and Alexa Adams
Charlie Marshall Craig and Julie Corelli David Field
Joseph Piscitello and Kathleen Curry Anna Forrester
Marissa Perrone Alex Doty Scott Gamble
Lauran Schultz Nancy Drye Dee Anne and Paul Gavlick
Phil Senechal and Diane Deeley Jeff Feldman Kathleen Glackin
Leslye Silver Daniel and Elizabeth Fife Karen Glanz
Jay and Terry Snider Wayne Foose Paul Glass
Elizabeth Gemmill Robert Glickman and
$2,500 – $4,999 Sue Goldstein and Jon Curtis Candace Bernard
Jeffrey Braff and Hope Comisky Eugene Gualtieri Michael Grossman
Jeffrey and Ruth Ann Dubb Steve Gulick Charles Hall
Jason and Angela Duckworth Christopher Jacobs Hamilton Hardman
Abigail Flitter Mitchell Kelly Briana Heintzelman
Joseph and Jane Goldblum Jon Landau and Signe Wilkinson Gale Hess
Greg and Stephanie Ladner Alan and Michele Langer Cecily Kihn
Alan Morrison and Suzanne Peck Gene Lefvre Phillip LaVoie
Matthew and Megan Rutt James Lutz Craig Levin
Connie and Sankey Williams Dan and Mary Mealey Sam Little
Raymond and Jennifer Wynman Russell Meddin and Joan Rosoff Jason Livingood
John Meigs and Carolyn Adams Matthew Lobach
$1,000 – $2,499 Jeffrey and Krista Mitzak Leonard and Susan Lodish
Anonymous Dean and Joanne Molle David Lowe
Jack Ahrens John Moore Sue Manuel
Mary Altomare Paul Moul Carl Martin
Amanda Benner Arthur Newbold Danielle Mercurio
Jeffrey Benoliel and Amy Branch Hank and Terri O’Donnell Jeff Moore Jerry Jacobs
Jonathan Berger Robert Perry Mason Noble
A. Michael Broennle Harry Roth William and Donna Oliver
William and Sheryl Bullitt Skip Schwarzman and Lynn Buono Sean O’Reilly
Carolyn Cannuscio and Daniel Rader Christopher and Tina Shelton Warren Pear and Cadence Kim
Melissa Caruso Barbara Sivan Robert and Barbara Perin
Edward and Bonnie Chang Andrew Stober Zoe Perkins
Ron Collman Bret Tobias and Collette Hain-Tobias Jim and Debbie Phelan
Charles and Roslyn Epstein Anje Van Berckelaer David Pollack
John and Nancy Fischer Erik and Joyce Videlock Jeremy Powers
Jill and Mark Fishman Bettyruth Walter Joseph Reagan
Anne Gordon and Phillip Berman Robert Whitelaw Michael Reiner
Heidi Grunwald and Jonathan Wilkerson Walter Rentschler
Kenneth Rymdeko Andrew Winninger Albert Ruenes
Ghassan Hamra Chris and Amelia Sanchirico
Andy Hamilton $250 – $499 Raymond Scheinfeld
James and Debra Kahn Anonymous Harm Scherpbier
Jamie and Lisa Maguire Alexa Adams Kurt Schoenkopf
Isabel Melvin Richard Adler and Madeleine Boyer Cindy Schreiber Charles and Roslyn Epstein, Gail and Sandy Lipstein, Jay Snider
Pamela Murphy Dan Allis Curtis Schwartz and Ann Hermes
Alice Ritchie James and Judy Allison Julie Scott
Leon Sharyon Ric Andersen Peter and Lucy Bell Sellers
Mimi Sheller Lawrence and Marcia Arem Selma and Alvin Silverman
David and Donna Shuey Dan Baxter Alan Spooner and Armas Koehler
Hether and Don Smith McKey Berkman Roger Sternfeld
Charles Southgate Bina Bilenky Caitlin Thompson and Joe Kopena
Gail and Jim Spann Seth Boyd Elissa Topol
Alex and Vanessa Spiro Jacqueline Buhn and Alan Razak Andy and Pat Toy
Shawn and Elizabeth Sweeney Jim Campbell David Walker
Lee and Nancy Tabas Charles Carmalt Geraldine Wang
Edward Theurkauf Warren Clark Bob Wassell
Robert Thomas Kelly Cline Dane and Joan Wells
James Timberlake Claudia Crane and Paul Droesch Todd Wenger
Karl Urlich Lara Connelly David and Betsy Wice
Thomas Vernon and Pat West Craig and Julia Corelli Frank Wigmore
Karen Winey and Russell Composto Dillon Cosper Steve Wigrizer
Patricia Withington Geoffrey Creary Elizabeth Williams
Kelli Wright William Curtis
Edward D’Alba

Ruth Ann and Jeffrey Dubb, sponsors of the Pretzel Bike Rack
SUPPORTERS (CON’T) BCGP Annual Report FY 2017 • 4

$10,000 + $1,000 – $2,499 $500,000+ $1,000 – $2,499
Acrow American Traffic Solutions William Penn Foundation Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
Capital One Capital Sports Ventures The Jill and Mark Fishman Foundation
Fuji Bikes, an Advanced Sports DERO $100,000 – $499,999 Lipstein Family Foundation
Enterprises brand JMT The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia Philadelphia Activities Funds
Health Partners Plans People for Bikes (Better Bike Share Partnership) The Sharyon Family Charitable Fund
Uber Technologies, Inc. Pexco Sheller Foundation
SEPTA $10,000 – $99,999 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and
$5,000 – $9,999 sowinski sullivan ARCHITECTS Connelly Foundation Southern New Jersey
AAA Mid-Atlantic Susquehanna International Group, LLP Samuel S. Fels Fund
AARP Pennsylvania Urban Engineers The John S and James L Knight $500 – $999
AECOM Technology Foundation Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Brandywine Realty Trust $500 – $999 Rails to Trails Conservancy Sprague Foundation
Comcast Spectacor Charities 10,000 Friends
Flyers Charities Azavea $5,000 – $9,999 $250 – $499
Johnny Brenda’s Bikes and Beers Elsie Lee Garthwaite Memorial AZPAC
Philadelphia Flyers Devine and Partners Foundation Exelon Foundation
Philadelphia Insurance Companies E.B. Cohen & Associates Finish Line Youth Foundation Network For Good
Piscitello Law EwingCole The Lenfest Foundation Selma and Alvin Silverman Foundation
Stuart Leon Law Feast Your Eyes Catering PECO, an Exelon Company
WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff g4 Productions PNC Charitable Trust
Gilmore & Associates Snider Foundation BIKE CLUBS AND TEAMS
$2,500 – $4,999 Michael Baker International $2,500 +
Global Tax Management NV5- Technical Engineering & $2,500 – $4,999 Central Bucks Bicycle Club
HNTB Consulting Social Impact Collaborative QCW Cycling
Janney Montgomery Scott PenTrans Union Benevolent Association
Lagunitas Brewing Company Public Health Management $1,000 – $2,499
Park Towne Place Premier Corporation CS Velo Cycling
Zac Capital Partners Stockton Real Estate Advisors, LLC PA Masters RC
Tattooed Mom
$500 – $999
IN KIND CORPORATE SUPPORT Bicycle Club of Philadelphia
Delaware Valley Bicycle Club
$10,000 + $500 – $999 Doylestown Bike Works
Fuji Bikes, an Advanced Sports Giant Bicycles
Enterprises brand Jeremy Powers $250 – $499
PROBAR LLC Lagunitas Brewing Company Brandywine Bicycle Club
Loma Living Breakaway Bikes
$5,000 – $9,999 New Liberty Distillery South Jersey Wheelman
Jefferson University Hospital REI Co-op Team Laser Cats
$250 – $499
$2,500 – $4,999 Big Red Pedal Tours
ABUS Blank Rome
Chipotle Mexican Grill Board by Design
Mayor Kenney at 2016 Bike to Work Day with students Kramer Portraits Faber Distilling Co.
from Meredith Elementary Fairwear
$1,000 – $2,499 g4 Productions
Best Coast Biking InnerVision
Bicycle Therapy Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Center City District Last Drop Coffee House
Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles Philadelphia Distilling
Jeff Hammond Saris Cycling Group, Inc.
Henry A. Davidsen Sly Fox Brewery
KIND LLC STARR Restaurants
Moore Brothers Wine Company NJ
Performance Bicycle
Ruston Family Vineyards
Capital One’s Katie Migliocco and Andrew Winninger Wissahickon Cyclery Bonnie and Ed Chang, Geoff and Jennifer Creary

BCGP FINANCIALS April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017 Growth Over Time

FY 17 Expense $1,340,000 FY 17 Revenue $1,346,000

In Kind
Contracted Services &
Gov't. Contracts
Sponsorship and Events

Individual Gifts
BCGP Annual Report FY 2017 • 5


This past year was a time of firsts and special
recognition for the Coalition and its supporters.

At our 21st Annual Bike to Work Day in May we
awarded our first-ever Bike Phriendly Business Awards
to Project Home and TicketLeap. In June, our board
member Amanda Benner was recognized for her
Board member, Amanda Benner receives volunteer award from Exelon Energy pictured here volunteer work on our Safe Routes to School program,
with staff members; Waffiyyah, Megan and Sarah
receiving the Exelon Energy for Community Volunteer
Achievement Award.

In July, we launched our first ever Cyclocross
weekend with four time national winner Jeremy
Powers hosting a question and answer forum and a
personalized training clinic. In August, the Coalition
received the #FuturePHL award from GreenPhilly
Blog at its first SustainPHL event. And we began
outreach for a new Young Friends group which met
for the first time in February.

Our Gala in September was the Coalition’s most
successful ever, with the Maguire Family Award being
presented by Susie Maguire to our overall honoree
Patrick Cunnane, President and CEO of Advanced
L: Susie Maguire presents Patrick Cunnane with the 2016 Maguire Award
R: Staff member Waffiyyah received LAB’s Emerging Leader award at the 2017 National Bike Summit Sports Enterprises. We launched three new advocacy
awards: The Circuit Trail award presented by George
Hasenecz of Brandywine Realty Trust to Leslie S.
Richards, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department
of Transportation; the Cadence Youth Cycling award
presented by Ryan Oelkers to Capital One’s Katie
Migliocco, and our I Bike PHL award being presented
by Ruth Ann and Jeffrey Dubb to University City
District’s Andrew Stober for his efforts in making
Philadelphia a safer place to bike.

Special Recognition goes out to Johnny Brenda’s
who hosted our first ever fundraising concert featuring
Waxahatchee in March. And finally we’d like to
celebrate our loyal volunteers Kim and Stan Barndt
who completed their fifth year teaching Adult Learn to
Ride Classes at Lloyd Hall.

Joseph Piscitello, Piscitello Law, sponsor of the Jeremy Powers weekend with Jeremy and Sarah
Celebrating 45 Years
of Bicycle Advocacy
and Education
1972 2016
• Bicycle Coalition of Greater • Sullivan Bridge Opens
Philadelphia Forms • Ryan Avenue Protected Bike Lane

1973 2015
• Bike Access on the Ben • Better Mobility Platform
Franklin Bridge • Manayunk Bridge Trail Opens
• First Vision Zero Conference
• Indego Bike Share Launches

1982 Bucks Mercer
• Delaware Valley
Commuter’s Bike Map
Montgomery 2014
• Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk Opens

1990 2012
• Walnut Street Bridge Die-In Chester
• Circuit Trail Coalition Launches


1992 Delaware 2010 –16
• Bikes Allowed on Trains • Safe Routes Philly Teaches
Camden 115,000 Students at 151
Schools in Philadelphia

• Philadelphia’s First Bike Lanes
• Weekend Closure of MLK Drive 2010
• South Street Bridge gets
Green Bike Lanes
• Spruce and Pine Bike Lanes
• SEPTA Drops Bike Permits
Opening day of
the Schuylkill Banks
Boardwalk in
• Working With Partners,
October 2014
Secured $23 Million for Trails in
• Bike Racks on SEPTA Buses Philadelphia & Camden
Above, L: Bob McConnell, the Executive Director of the Fairmount Park Commission (left), two Mont. Commissioners, and Jim Campbell of the Sierra Club (right) at the groundbreaking of the Schuylkill River Trail, in 1979
Above, R: Active recreation on the Schuylkill River Trail along Kelly Drive