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BFC Application and Bike Rack Inventory


Locate and log your favorite bike rack by map here:
or by form here:

The CRBC is in the process of collecting data for an application for Bicycle Friendly Community status for the Centre Region Council of Governments. The council’s executive and transportation committees have endorsed work on the application and SC Boro, and College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris and Patton Townships have all offered resolutions or proclamations doing the same.

We’ve worked to get rumble strips are mitigated, and they’ve been removed on RTs 45, 192 and 144 (PA Bike Routes G and V). Others will be paved over on the normal paving cycle and no more rumbles will be added. Now that that’s accomplished, we’re working on securing Bike Friendly status and now we  need your help. There won’t be any meetings to attend, no committees to serve on, and no request for monetary contributions.

Simply, as you’re out cycling, walking, driving, hiking, dining, running errands, etc. if you take note of a bike rack at your apartment, business, church, school, shop, park, or wherever, could you let us know about it? 

We’ve created a Google Map here:, where you can add a pushpin to locate a bike rack and give us the associated info. If you check the map first, you can find out whether we already know about the rack.

If you can’t check or use the map, you can fill out a form here:

Or, send an e-mail to Paul Rito with the following info (fill-in as much as you can): 

Place: (for example, Wegman’s Market, XXX Township Office, Sunset Park, etc.) 
Address: (full address would be nice, but even an approximate address will help, e.g., “200 Block of W. Hamilton Ave.”
Capacity: (estimate by number of wheel slots and whether the rack is one sided or two sided)
Zip: (Optional) 
Municipality: SC Boro | ClgTwp | FergTwp | PatnTwp | HarisTwp | HalfmnTwp
Type of Location: School | Government Building | Library | Transit Station | Park & Rec Center | Office Building | Shops | Public Housing
Rack Type: Grid | Wave | W | U | Bollard | Low Profile | Other  (see examples below) 
GPS Coordinates, if known: (Optional)
Is the rack covered? Yes | No

PA Rail Trails are an economic driver

Lackawana trail map photo

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania has more rail-to-trail projects than any other state. Those 138 trails average about 10 miles each, but the state also hosts the first stretch of the longest multi-use trail in the country: the Great Allegheny Passage runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland, where it meets the C&O Towpath Trail to Washington, DC, for a total of 335 miles of person-powered travel.

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