MINUTES of CentreBike General Meeting
August 10, 2015
Meeting held at the State College Borough Building
- Anna Nelson, Vice President
- Joan Potter, Secretary
- Brian Dempsey
- Roy Greenfield
- Paul Rito
The meeting was called to order by Anna Nelson at 5:30 pm.
Encourage Bicycle Friendly Businesses
The Appalachian Outdoor House will be submitting an application for BFB designation in October. They have accepted CentreBike’s offer of $100 gift certificate to be used for purchase of bike tools for use by their employees to meet one of the BFB criteria.
Centre Inspires Grant Proposal
CentreBike was chosen as one of 5 finalists for the $100k Centre Foundation grant. The proposal is for a series of Open Streets events next summer to be planned by CentreBike along with several community partners. Mt Nittany Medical Center has agreed to be a major partner and the YMCA has also expressed interest. Jamie Bestwick is willing to be on the Steering Committee. Anna has been contacted by various media for interviews since the announcement.
- Bike to work event proposed for Friday, Sep 11th with an information table set up at the Allen Street gates.
- 4-ft pass law promotion – discussed having yard signs designed with a 4’ rule design. Jamie Bestwick expressed interest in this effort.
- The PSU/Borough event called LION Bash (Living In One Neighborhood) will be held on Thurs, Aug 27th from 6:00-8:30pm in the 200 block of Allen Street. The purpose is to bring together students and residents with music, food and engagement activities. CentreBike could have a table to share bike safety information.
A CentreBike response to the Warner Road PennDOT plan was discussed to endorse a bike/pedestrian path in addition to a wide road shoulder.
There being no further business to come before the meeting, it adjourned at 6:30 pm.
Joan Potter, Secretary