If you had been a member of the Bicycle Board, you could have enjoyed achieving the following accomplishments.• Bike commuting "tripled" in Morgantown 2007-2012, albeit from 0.1% to 0.3%. (National rate for the same time frame is 0.6%.)• The League of American Bicyclists designated Morgantown Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community 2012-2016.• WV and Morgantown laws changed: 3-foot passing rule enacted; mandatory side path repealed; cyclists permitted to control the lane.• Morgantown Mayor featured in Pro Walk Pro Bike video along with mayors other seven cities such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia testifying that “great biking means great cities”.• BikeMorgantown brand established with website and social media primarily for education.• City Council adopted comprehensive bicycling plan and Morgantown Monongalia MPO established distinct bicycle plan in Long Range Transportation Plan• City budgeted $5,000 for Shared Lane Markings and Bicycles May Use Full Lane (R4-11) signs throughout the City.• Received $96,000 Transportation Enhancement Grant to install Shared Lane Markings and Bicycles May Use Full Lane (R4-11) signs throughout the City and provide sheltered bicycle parking at bus stops.• Received $7,200 grant from Allstate to certify League Cycling Instructors and deliver Confident City Cycling classes; one new instructor certified.• WVU PE 212 Confident City Cycling class on-going since 2013.• Received $2,000 grant from Allstate and produced a mailer on safe cycling and safe driving around cyclists and distributed 25,000 copies to all Morgantown Utility Board customers in their bills. • Received $58,000 Transportation Enhancement Grant and established Confident City Cycling education program recognized by LAB.• Developed 6 League certified Cycling Instructors.• Delivered 25 Confident City Cycling classes to more than 150 students.• Developed 7 15-second educational TV spots and broadcast them on 6 TV networks, the City’s public access TV station and WVU information kiosks.• Created and displayed educational billboards on 7 strategic arterials.• Developed Commuter bicycling class.• Developed a 10-minute educational video for cyclists under 12-years of age.• Created, printed and gave Morgantown and WVU police, cards that describe bicyclist rights and bicyclist and motorist duties for police to give to bicyclists and motorists.• Created and distributed educational bumper stickers.• Established bicycling information booth at WVU Employee Fest.• Provided educational materials to MPO transportation fair.• Purchased Bicycling Street Smarts books and provided them to local bike shops to give with the purchase of every new bike.• Completed MOU with City, WVU and WVDOT and City budgeted $22,500 budget to install bicycle-climbing lane on Monongahela Boulevard.• Bike routes throughout the City classified and mapped.• Conducted Bike To Work Day for 3rd consecutive year with local merchants providing support, Mayor leading ride and 25 participants.• Post-and-Ring secure bicycle-parking rings installed in downtown business district.• Secure bicycle parking, lockers and shower installed at WVU Mountaineer Station multi-modal transportation facility.• Hundreds of stainless steel inverted U racks locally designed, fabricated and installed throughout WVU campus.• Bike lockers installed at 2 city parking garages.• Bike racks installed at two middle schools.
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