Session 28 - Creating A Bicycle Friendly Philadelphia


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  • Place: QENP & MFNP
    DAYS: 5 DAYS
    BUDGET USD$ 600 50
    MID-RANGE USD$ 900 50
    LUXURY USD$ 1100 50

    DAY Day 1:
    Prepare to set off after a hearty breakfast. Drive westwards and have a stopover at the equator for photographs and then proceed to reach Queen Elizabeth National park following the Rwenzori mountain ranges. You will have a game drive enroute as you transfer to the Lodge. This will prize you with game like bush pigs, deffasa water bucks, bush pigs, lions, elephants and many more. You will be taken to the crater lakes region in the evening to have a glance at the traditional salt industries and mining methods. Dinner and overnight at Jacana/ Samba safari lodge or king fisher.
    Day 2:
    After a cup of coffee emback on an early for a game drive in the Kasenyi tracks. This will provide you with opportunity to see animals like, leopards, Buffaloes, elephants, Lions, Uganda Kob, bushbucks, bush pigs, forest hogs, jackals and many more. Retire from the game drive to have late breakfast and lunch at the lodge. After lunch you will go for a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects lakes Edward and George. This boat trip will reward you with game like Buffaloes, hippos, and many birds.
    DAY THREE (3)
    Transfer to Murchison falls, via the ALBERTINE kyenjojo, kibale, hoima
    We will drive west words to heading to Murchison falls national park and we will have a stopover in Masindi town for dinner at new court view hotel. Relax in the tranquility of the great forest for the sounds of the jungle, dinner and over night at Budongo Eco lodge.
    DAY FOUR (4)
    We shall have an early breakfast and then to the River Nile to cross the ferry and we will now start our morning game drive through the rolling plains where you have chances of viewing Hartebeest, Lions, Buffalo, primates, Birds, Giraffe and Elephants. Return to the camp for breakfast, and relax around the swimming pool.
    Have lunch and emback on an afternoon launch cruise to the bottom of the falls where down river to the delta where the Nile empties into Lake Albert and views of huge Nile Crocodiles, birds, big Pods of Hippos and wildlife.
    DAY FIVE (5)
    At noon return to 11:00 AM we shall return to the River cross for lunch at Red chili and at noon we shall go for boat cruise and proceed for Nature walk to the top of the falls. The vehicle will pick you from their and then return to Budongo lodge for dinner and over night or similar

    We shall start our way towards Masindi and drive. Have our lunch en route and return to Kampala
    We include the following:
    • Car with FUEL and a driver a guide
    • Ranger guide on the car for a game drive.
    • Soft drink on the bus /bottle of mineral water.
    • All meal on the budget.
    We will not include:
    • Alcoholic drinks.
    • Or medical feel in case of any medical condition
    • NOTE: You are request to carry with you identity cards or passports
    • As one of the requirements for park entry.
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  • Session 28 - Creating A Bicycle Friendly Philadelphia

    1. 1. Creating a Bicycle Friendly Philadelphia John Boyle – Research Director Email
    2. 2. Philadelphia Bicycle Facts <ul><li>210 miles of bike lanes </li></ul><ul><li>11,000 daily bike commuters </li></ul><ul><li>2500 public bike racks </li></ul><ul><li>75-200 messengers </li></ul><ul><li>75,000 daily bicycle trips </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycling doubled between 2005 and 2008 </li></ul>
    3. 4. Bike Parking Adressing the Bike parking shortage
    4. 5. Bike Lanes
    5. 6. Reallocating Road Space
    6. 7. Trail Network
    7. 8. Bikes on Bridges <ul><li>Bridges are a major barrier to bicycling in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Tacony-Palmyra Bridge walkway open 24 except in inclement weather </li></ul><ul><li>Ben Franklin Bridge normally open during daylight hours </li></ul><ul><li>South Street Bridge will be rebuilt with bike lanes and trail connections </li></ul>
    8. 9. Bikes on Transit <ul><li>Won bike access on all local public transportation systems </li></ul><ul><li>Bikes allowed on trains with some time restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Racks on Buses </li></ul><ul><li>Folding bikes all transit vehicles if space is available </li></ul>
    9. 10. Bicycle Coalition’s Mission <ul><li>Encourage more people to use their bike for short trips </li></ul><ul><li>Engage the public and advocate for making improvement of trail and street network connectivity a public priority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete the Schuylkill River Trail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TIGER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Bike/Ped Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spruce & Pine Streets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramp for Ben Franklin Bridge </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Schuylkill River Trail Heavily Used 74% users surveyed supported extending the trail southward Demand for More
    11. 12. Schuylkill River Trail <ul><li>9 segments missing </li></ul><ul><li>Many sponsors competing for funding </li></ul><ul><li>No big vision, coordination or priorities articulated </li></ul>
    12. 13. Public forum launched campaign Presentations Made to Decision Makers and Stakeholders 4000+ petition signatures Website with updates on trail segments
    13. 14. Campaign Success <ul><li>Laid groundwork for TIGER </li></ul><ul><li>Generated 50 letters of support from elected officials and civic organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Generated 500 letters to Governors Rendell and Corzine asking for support of TIGER application </li></ul><ul><li>TIGER funds pay for 3 out of 9 segments </li></ul><ul><li>TIGER success leveraged state, local and private funding for planning and design of 4 additional segments </li></ul>
    14. 15. Philadephia’s Ped/Bike Plan <ul><li>10 year plan </li></ul><ul><li>Sets vision and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering recommendations for 1/3 </li></ul><ul><li>Recommends new policies </li></ul><ul><li>BCGP participated in drafting plan </li></ul><ul><li>Publicized public meetings </li></ul>
    15. 16. Spruce & Pine Bike Lanes <ul><li>First buffered bike lanes in Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated broad public support by generating attendance at public meetings and letters of support to City Council </li></ul>
    16. 17. Ben Franklin Bridge <ul><li>New ramp for Camden side of bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Won verbal promise from Authority Executive Director for design funds in 2011 </li></ul>
    17. 19. Philadelphia loves Bicycling
    18. 20. Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia 1500 Walnut Street Suite 1107 Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) BICYCLE John Boyle – Research Director Email