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Bike more, Drive Less
Group Ride and Bike Lane Dedication

Thursday, June 20

Join GVF and Whitpain Township to celebrate the installation of the Anvil Lane Bike Lane. 

Details: 

8:15 am: Meet at MCCC Blue Bell – Parking off of Cathcart Road (near the tennis courts)

8:30 am: Cyclists Depart

8:45 am: Arrive at Wentz Run Park (at the gazebo)

Press Event begins upon arrival at Wentz Run Park

Media are invited to ride or meet at Wentz Run Park. 

About the Project

GVF, a not-for-profit with over 34 years of transportation planning experience, is partnering with Whitpain Township on the Bike More, Drive Less Project.

GVF works with communities or organizations to improve climate, equity, and overall quality of life through transportation demand management (TDM) programs and policies. TDM are strategies that help to reduce single-occupancy vehicles through education, legislative policies and/or ordinances.

Bike More, Drive Less is a project that supports bicycling as a travel option. The project supports Montgomery County’s bicycle plan, Bike Montco, and is funded by a Travel Options Program (TOP) grant from DVRPC.  

GVF and Whitpain Township surveyed residents and found a desire for improved bicycle connections to Wentz Run Park. In the Fall of 2023, the Township striped a bicycle lane on Anvil Lane, installed appropriate signage, and adopted a no parking ordinance on Anvil Lane.  

In addition to the bike lane, GVF suggested and supported the Township’s application for a Montco 2040 grant to purchase three bike fix-it repair stations, which include tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs, as well as an air kit and eight bike racks to be installed at several Township parks and open spaces. In May 2024, the Township was awarded $10,374 to complete the project.

GVF and Whitpain Township are hosting a short, family-friendly bike ride ending with a press event to celebrate the installation of the Anvil Lane permanent bike lane. The ride will begin at Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell Campus near the tennis courts. Parking is off of Cathcart Road. The ride is less than 1.5 miles and will showcase the Anvil Lane bike lane leading into Wentz Run Park. The press event will be held at the gazebo at Wentz Run Park and begin at the completion of the ride.

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