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The Bicycle Coalition’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner is on September 29 at Front and Palmer. The night promises auctions, a dinner, and an awards ceremony where we’ll be recognizing many people who’ve made the Philadelphia Region a better place for bicyclists. Among them: University City District Vice President of Planning and Economic Development Andrew Stober, who will be receiving the prestigious I Bike PHL award for his work as a cycling advocate both for the City of Philadelphia, and now at UCD.

Before working at UCD Stober ran ran an independent campaign for a City Council at large seat in 2015 and was the Chief of Staff for the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities.

While working for the mayor Stober was a champion for bicycle infrastructure. He helped launch Indego, Philadelphia’s bike share program and raised tens of millions of dollars in public and private grants for improving transportation infrastructure in Philadelphia.

He is a Vision Zero advocate and also supports a healthy and safe bicycle environment in the city. He wants to connect bike lanes, expand Indego, and link up the bicycle and pedestrian trail network. At UCD he oversees public space development and management, transportation, and commercial corridor development.

Stober is receiving this award for his work in establishing safe bicycle infrastructure in the city of Philadelphia.

Our Annual Gala and Awards Dinner is 9/29. To register, click here. And see all auction items at our Bidding For Good page.

-Marina Stuart

Bicycle Coalition

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A graduate of the Restaurant School, Director of Development Alan Spooner began his culinary career in Philadelphia and New York, and then cooked his way out west. In Colorado he began biking the Boulder Creek Path to his job at the Bistro Morgul Bismark. When he moved to California, he worked as a pastry chef at the renown restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley and became a motorcyclist. One motorcycle crash and career change later, he began working at a non-profit in support of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.