Originally from New Jersey, Patrick Monahan moved to Philly four years ago and is now living in West Philadelphia. While living in New Jersey, Patrick spent his time finding new places to hike locally. He discovered his love for camping and backpacking when he joined an environmental club during his undergraduate years. Now, spending most of his time in the city, he will find any excuse to hang out in the Wissahickon.
While pursuing his undergraduate degree in History at Stockton University, Patrick was given the opportunity to study in Washington D.C. for a semester. There he discovered a love for public transportation, including the city’s bike share service, which became an instant favorite. After navigating his career path, he found an interest in city planning and decided to enroll in Temple’s City and Regional Planning Master’s program. After acquiring his Master’s degree, he put it to use as an AmeriCorps VISTA working in the city of Lancaster as a Community Development Coordinator for a local community development corporation. Patrick worked with a board of representatives from a variety of organizations that do community and economic development work in Lancaster, while working collaboratively with his team to build equitable projects for the city.
Now working in the City of Philadelphia as the new Regional Organizer for the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, he will be joining the Policy Team and playing a key role for the Circuit Trails Coalition. Patrick is eager to contribute his efforts to building support for the development of the Circuit Trails. His new role will include continuing regional outreach work by organizing constituents and educating and engaging current and future partners. He is thrilled to continue the Bicycle Coalition’s efforts to complete the 500 Miles by 2025 Circuit Trails Campaign throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region.