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August 2019 Meeting Minutes

CentreBike Membership Meeting Minutes
August 12, 2019 at 5:30PM
State College Municipal Building in room 241

  1. Welcome
    Attending: Tristan Avelis, Jim Serene, Matt Cox, Paul Rito, Ed Jenkins, Michele Chernega, Mark Davidson, Valerie Burnett
  2. Treasurer’s Report.
    Balance: $14,938.89. $500 of this committed as donation to Harvest Fields (Paul says they were very pleased) $250 for Happy Valley Women’s Cycling like CB did last year (all voted Yea)
  3. Stakeholder Reports
    • Penn DOT (no one present)
    • PSU Entities
    • c. Municipalities/CRCOG d. CRBAC
  4. Updates

Discussion Open floor

  • Matt Cox and Ed Jenkins are working on "Cranksgiving" where people ride to purchase food for food bank. You give them list and it’s a quasi-race, Ed Jenkins explained how it worked. NY doing it since mid-nineties and Pittsburgh for about 6 years.
  • Mark reported that there is a mtg in Harrisburg on Aug 21 about good ways to talk to legislators.
  • Mark reports that Patton Twnshp talking about bike crashes i.e. Scotia & Meeks Valerie asked where bike crash data coming from, and CB replied that it is from Penn DOT.
  • N.Atherton from Patton Twnshp to Collenade Blvd is supposed to have sidewalks, Mark D addressed it w/ Township
  • Paul reported that Nancy (car injured cyclist in Pine Grove) is recovering and getting a new bike.
  • Valerie was counting folks on Tofttrees Ave and got way different count than township reported in November count they did. V also asked if CB knew something about Complete Streets. (Paul said it’s considering pedestrians & cyclists when doing road upgrades or new construction). Valerie also wanted to count on Bellefonte RailTrail but didn’t feel comfortable being there alone. Mark said Ameron will rent a counter or she could use a trail counter. Paul said “All Traffic” company that makes “Your Speed Is” signs has “non-contact counting systems.” V is concerned about a deep gutter on Tofttrees Ave. She said twnshp looks at it as recreation when she feels it’s more transportation. Paul said Trish at COG is concerned about counting too.
  • Ed said he had a close call on Fox Hill. Paul showed Ed his front/back helmet cam.
  • Tristan reported that Ferg Twnshp chief of police told him they need license plate AND face recorded. Mark D said could be reported also to national Close Calls Network.
  • Jim said he saw a truck w/ a “Coal Roller” (car modification to blow smoke on cars or bikes) in action on friends ahead of him.
  1. Adjournment at 18:30

Next Meeting: September 9th, 2019 at 5:30pm State College Municipal Building in room 241

Sad news

We are passing on this news from State College police. More details as we get them.

Crash Investigation
August 13, 2019

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State College Police were assisted at the scene by Boalsburg Fire Company and Centre Life Link EMS.

On Monday 8/12/19 at approximately 8:59pm, State College Police were dispatched to a car vs bicycle crash on Shingletown Rd near Mountain Rd. Upon arrival it was determined that a 16-year-old Boalsburg male was riding a bicycle and was struck by a Subaru SRX driven by 21-year-old Zachary Broome of State College. The crash occurred after sunset on a road with no street lighting. The bicycle did not have any required lighting on it at the time of the crash. The 16-year-old male was flown by Life Flight from the scene due to his injuries to UPMC-Altoona. Alcohol and/or drug use are not suspected by Broome. As of the time of this press release, the condition of the 16-year-old is still critical.

We are urging anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact the State College Police Department at (814) 234-7150, by email or submit an anonymous tip through our website.

View this release on the borough’s website.

Summer 2019 Bike Activities

We don’t have all these activities in our calendar yet, but here’s what’s going on cycling-wise this summer. Check back for more details. We’ll post them as we get them.

Date Starts Ends Description Link
6/14/2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Pizza Ride – Home D Pizzeria State College More info…
6/22/2019 8:30 AM 3:00 PM Central Cycling Classic More info…
6/27/2019 PSU Bike Registration & Bike Light Giveaway More info…