From John Boyle and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia:
Mayor Announces Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator Position in 5 Year Plan
Posted by: "John Boyle" email@example.com
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:21 am (PST)
From page 82 of the Five-Year Financial and Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2009-2013 http://www.phila.gov/pdfs/5yrPlan_08.pdf: Implement creative pedestrian and bicycle policies: Walking and bicycling are ideal forms of urban transport. Encouraging Philadelphians to make more trips by bicycle and on foot would provide relief from traffic congestion, contribute to improved public health, lower household transportation costs, create intermodal opportunities to extend the reach of public transportation, clean the air and improve the natural environment by reducing automobile emissions. By leveraging federal funds, the Administration will create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator position to ensure that the interests of pedestrians and bicyclists in Philadelphia are adequately addressed and to coordinate the development and funding of projects related to non-motorized modes of transportation. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Public Utilities and will work with other City departments involved with transportation,urban planning, sustainability and public health.