Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week September 21 to 27, 2020

Bike to Work Day Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Collaboratively, the City of Harrisburg, Susquehanna Township and Bike Harrisburg have established a pop-up bike lane extending from Linglestown Road to Reilly Street. This is to encourage and honor the local commuting options in the Harrisburg area and to celebrate those who choose to bike or walk to and from their places of employment.

Bike to Work Week will feature pop up bike lanes along 6th Street. Establishing a corridor between Linglestown Road Susquehanna Township suburbs with the Capital Complex and Downtown Harrisburg.

On September 21st, the temporary lanes will be in place from Vaughn to Linglestown Road. Cones will be placed indicating the route on either side of 6th street in both directions. The roadway is already home to the Capital Area Greenbelt between Lucknow Rd and Green Street extended.

It is important to note that this will allow safe biking/walking to two of the largest employers in the area: The Commonwealth of PA and UPMC Pinnacle.

Although many folks continue to work from home, the central business district continues to attract a steady stream of commuters to and from work. There has been a huge jump in the numbers of people taking up bike riding not just for recreation or commuting, but errand running and other routine trips as well.

When an area is more inviting to bike riding and walking, it is a better place to live, to work and to play. The benefit to health, the environment and the economy are limitless. So, ride with us this week!

MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD LIVE DISCUSSION ON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AFFORDABLE HOUSING FRIDAY

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a discussion on the comprehensive plan and affordable housing on the next Facebook Live Community Conversation.

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse; Geoffrey Knight, Director of Planning; Nona Watson, Director of Economic Development; Senghor Manns, CEO/President at Harrisburg Housing Authority 

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on Comprehensive Plan, Affordable Housing, and Other Updates  

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20  

WHEN: Friday, September 18th at 12:00 p.m  

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Recordings of past session can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W and https://soundcloud.com/thecityofhbg/sets/community-conversations-with-mayor-papenfuse  

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/.  

 

HARRISBURG PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING

CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD VIRTUAL WORK SESSION TUESDAY

HARRISBURG – Harrisburg City Council will hold their upcoming Work Session as a live streamed videoconference.  

WHAT: City Council Work Session https://www.ecode360.com/documents/HA1391/public/563229338.pdf

WHEN: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Live Stream at youtube.com/whbg20  

City Council session agendas, calendar, and other materials are available at harrisburgpa.gov/city-council. 

PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS ON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY

HARRISBURG – The Harrisburg Planning Commission will be holding public discussions on the draft Comprehensive Plan. These events will be held virtually on Zoom. 

WHAT: Public Discussions on Comprehensive Plan 

WHERE: via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86047396316 , password: 0920 

WHEN: September 14th and 16th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +13126266799,,86047396316#,,,,,,0#,,0920#  or +19292056099,,86047396316#,,,,,,0#,,0920#

Or Telephone:

    Dial 1 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 860 4739 6316

Passcode: 0920

City of Harrisburg 2020 Comprehensive Plan (HBG2020) is to set forth the framework necessary for orderly growth and development reflecting the community’s values today, while anticipating the needs, wants, and desires of future generations. HBG2020 is a policy document used by City leaders, developers, business owners, and citizens to make decisions about future growth, development, policy, and capital improvements. 

More information and meeting materials are available at harrisburgpa.gov/CompPlanMeeting. 

 

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD LIVE DISCUSSION ON STATE STREET PROJECT, ‘BIKE TO WORK’ WEEK, AND OTHER CITY UPDATES FRIDAY

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a discussion on the State Street Rapid Response project, ‘Bike to Work’ week, and other updates on the next Facebook Live Community Conversation.

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse; Wayne Martin, City Engineer; Dick Norford, Capital Area Greenbelt Association 

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on State Street Project, ‘Bike to Work’ Week, and Other Updates  

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20  

WHEN: Friday, September 11 at 12:00 p.m  

Acting Superintendent Chris Celmer will also be on the program for Harrisburg School District updates. 

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Recordings of past session can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W and https://soundcloud.com/thecityofhbg/sets/community-conversations-with-mayor-papenfuse  

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/.  

 

CITY OFFICIALS TO PROVIDE UPDATES ON STATE STREET RAPID RESPONSE PROJECT THURSDAY

HARRISBURG – City officials will be providing project updates to the community on the State Street Rapid Response plan on Thursday. 

WHO: Wayne Martin, City Engineer; Ambrose Buck, City Project Manager; William Weismantel, Project Manager at Wallace Montgomery

WHAT: State Street Rapid Response Updates 

WHEN: Thursday September 10, 4 p.m to 6 p.m. Due to the forecast of inclement weather, this event has been postponed to Tuesday, September 15th, from 3-5:30 p.m.

WHERE: on State St near 17th St intersection 

The State Street Rapid Response project is an important component of the Vision Zero initiative to improve safety on City streets. City officials will be presenting several safety measures for State Street, including plans for managing vehicle speed, improved signage, and enhanced signal operations. 

Additional background on this project is available at https://www.visionzerohbg.org/projects/state-street/

MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD LIVE DISCUSSION ON KIPONA FRIDAY

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a discussion on Kipona 2020’s in-person and virtual activities on the next Facebook Live Community Conversation.

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse; Dr. Christian Caicedo, President of UPMC Pinnacle (Dauphin Region); Devan Drabik, Director of Communications and Marketing at ExploreHBG; Renee Hyson, Communications Officer at PA Housing Finance Agency; Mike Meyer, Owner at Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels; Steven Schlegal, Booking Director at Shenanigator Entertainment; and a musical performance by Olivia Farabaugh 

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on Kipona 2020 and Other Updates  

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20  

WHEN: Friday, September 4th at 12:00 p.m  

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Recordings of past session can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W and https://soundcloud.com/thecityofhbg/sets/community-conversations-with-mayor-papenfuse  

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/.  

 

104th Kipona Celebration to be Held Labor Day Weekend

HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg will produce the 104th annual Kipona celebration on September 5-7, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we unfortunately cannot hold our typical Kipona celebration along Riverfront Park, but will be offering safe in-person activities on City Island which include a food truck takeout event and fireworks on Saturday, September 5. In addition to the in-person activities, many of the traditional festival activities will be available virtually starting September 5.     

 “While we are saddened the crowds will not be able to gather along Riverfront Park as we traditionally do each Labor Day Weekend, we are pleased to offer a safe alternative celebration,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “Kipona may look different this year, but we look forward to offering all of the festival favorites with this hybrid celebration. I would like to give a special thanks to our Title Sponsor, Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, for their help in making this event possible.” Attendees will be able to enjoy some of their favorite festival food and activities safely. The food truck takeout experience on Saturday, September 5 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. will allow participants to order and receive food while practicing social distancing. Food trucks will be spaced 30 feet apart and have ample space for line formation, including marks 6 feet apart, to ensure attendees practice social distancing while waiting in line. Social distancing encouragers will be on-site to ensure social distancing is practiced. Face masks are required. Attendees may take their food home or spread out along the park with chairs and blankets from home. No seating will be provided. A hand washing station will be available at the food truck exit along with sinks placed throughout Riverfront Park. 

A foodie guide with menu items and participating trucks along with a complete event schedule will be available at harrisburgpa.gov/Kipona and on the Facebook Event 

Fireworks will be held at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, and can be viewed from miles of space along both the East and West Shore. Social distancing practices should be followed while enjoying the fireworks. Live stream fireworks will also be available on Facebook and WHBG-TV Channel 20.   

Virtual activities will be available all 3 days of the festival and feature many of the traditional festival activities such as:   

City Island activities such as water golf, Café Huey and the City Island Railroad will be open. “Saturday Nights in the City” featuring expanded outdoor dining options at numerous City restaurants will also continue from 5-10 p.m. Second Street will close from Market to Pine Streets starting at 3:30 p.m. 

Free street parking will be available after 5 p.m. from Chestnut to State streets. All other street parking is free after 7 p.m. Parking on City Island will be $5. The Market Square Garage will offer a $10 discounted event rate, courtesy of SP+ from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Handicapped parking will be available on City Island.  

Special thanks to our sponsors, including Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, ExploreHBG, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, UPMC, Belco Community Credit Union, Shenanigator Entertainment, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, Mid Penn Bank and SP+.  

We look forward to returning to Riverfront Park for the traditional Kipona Festival in 2021. For more information, contact Momin Bhatti at  mbhatti@harrisburgpa.gov or 717-255-7295.  
 
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MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD LIVE DISCUSSION ON CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, CO-RESPONDER PROGRAM FRIDAY

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a discussion on the Citizens Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, the Dauphin County Co-Responder Program, and other updates on the next Facebook Live Community Conversation.

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse; District Attorney Fran ChardoDauphin County; Public Safety Chair Ausha Green, Harrisburg City Council; Catharine Kilgore, Criminal Justice Advisory Board Administrator; Elizabeth Manning, Co-Responder at Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office / Harrisburg Bureau of Police; and Captain Dennis Sorensen, Harrisburg Bureau of Police 

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on Citizens Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, Dauphin County Co-Responder Program, and Other Updates  

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20  

WHEN: Friday, August 28th at 12:00 p.m  

Acting Superintendent Chris Celmer will also be on the show to provide Harrisburg School District updates.    

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Recordings of past session can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W and https://soundcloud.com/thecityofhbg/sets/community-conversations-with-mayor-papenfuse  

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/ 

 

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