Putney Energy Committee
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Project: Putney Bike Project

    PEC is stewarding a bike project, we are looking for donations of quality working bikes with at least 3 speeds (and very minimal rust) that are usable or need minimal repair. We are painting these with bright green and placing them in town for usage. PEC will be contacting local business owners for contributions, and scouting out more locations for bike racks.

    Biking Facts: Did You Know?

     

    5 reasons to bike your drive

    1. The average person loses 13 pounds their first year of commuting by bike.
    2. 40% of all car trips in the U.S. are made within 2 miles of home.
    3. 60% of the pollution created by autos happens in the first few minutes of operation, before pollution control devices can work effectively.
    4. Just 3 hours of biking per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
    5. The U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gas a year by boosting bicycle trips just half a percentage point: from 1% to 1.5% of all trips.

    History

    PEC Starts Bike Project in early 07

    04/05/07 - The Putney bike project now has an official sponsor! - The West Hill Shop
    Jim at West Hill said he would be glad to donate bikes and possibly parts to this project.

    08/22/07 - 5 Bikes and two racks in circulation for a week. Bikes appear to be used by smiling people.

    08/25/07 - Bike project gets a boost from the Brattleboro Reformer

    09/04/07 - Bike Project is on TV channel 5 / news 31.

    10/01/07 - The Bike Project deploys 6 more bikes and one additional bike rack. This brings the total up to 11 bikes.

    Please stay tuned for more information or contact Daniel at 802 387 4141

    PEC now has 11 bikes available in downtown Putney.

    PEC provides Green Bikes for Source to Sea  Cleanup program.

    4/1/08 12 Bikes deployed to Putney area.

    7/25/08 - Bike abuse forces suspension of project, bikes are not available for 4 days, while repairs, and paint and TLC is performed. Thanks to the West Hill Bike Shop and especially DAK for saving a few bent wheels with his magic technique.

    8/1/08 - bikes are back in use, we do seem to be missing the bike pictured above- so if you know where it is please let us know. 

    9/10/08- Bike above returned covered in mud! We are also missing a tall green bike with flat spot tires.

    10/1/2008 - The bike project receives a grant and funding help from the WSWMD's very own Cindy Sterling. Plans for several bike shelters in Putney are in the works for a 2009 deployment.

    3/31/09 - PEC meets to discuss bike project and abuse issues, PEC agrees to form a sub committee - to reach out to the community to help manage repair and enhance the bike project.

    4/10/10 - Bike program suspended due to road construction on main st Rt 5 Putney, for the entire summer.

    5/10/11 - Bike Project recieves funding for Phase two bike project, more shelters, posible bike lanes and workshops.