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Parking protected bike lane showing parked cars at right, a bike lane against the curb at the left, and between them a sign that says "parking, bike lane" with arrows indicating where to be.

PPAC wants to make this legal all over Pennsylvania

Have you ever felt like you wish you could talk directly to PennDOT? Here’s your chance!

The Pennsylvania Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, commonly referred to as PPAC, is comprised of members of the public who advise PennDOT about bike/ped issues. Members serve 3-year terms, which are due to expire soon. Members meet quarterly (four times per year) in Harrisburg, with any travel costs reimbursed by PennDOT.

One of PPAC’s main legislative priorities is making parking protected bike lanes legal across Pennsylvania.

If you are interested in becoming a member of PPAC, here’s what to do: 

  1. Create a signed, dated letter requesting appointment. In this letter, you should state which “constituency” you are interested in representing (positions that are available are listed below).  At the top of the letter, place this name and address as the addressee:  

TJ Yablonski
Deputy Director
Governor’s Office of Public Liaison
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA  17120

  1. DO NOT mail the letter to Mr.Yablonski. 
  2. Email (do not mail) the request letter and your resume as attachments to the PennDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator using this email: RA-PDBIKEPEDPA@pa.gov. Note “PPAC Application” in the subject line. 

The deadline to submit an application is 5pm on November 12.

Here is the list of available constituencies:

  • Statewide
  • Trail
  • Pedestrian
  • Metro Philadelphia
  • Metro Pittsburgh
  • Senior Citizen or ADA
  • Children & Education
  • Recreational Cycling Club
  • General Public

Leonard Bonarek

Author

In 2016, Leonard entered his third career: city planning. Previous to joining Bicycle Coalition, he had 7 years’ experience working in social services, and 10 years’ hard labor in the maritime industry, in addition to several years of intern and volunteer experience with our organization and Neighborhood Bike Works.

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