Staff Council Briefs: Bike LunchLoop Registration Re-opened

The Bike LunchLoop, scheduled for Friday, June 22, has been re-opened for new participants, Staff Council announced at its June 20 meeting.

The free event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. and start in Schenley Plaza. The 30- to 45-minute ride through Oakland will promote bike safety and participants’ health. Healthy Ride bikes will be provided to those who do not want to bring their own bicycles. Register online.

Representatives from BikePGH, an event partner, will be on hand to lead the ride. Bike-safe shoes, a helmet, sunscreen, water bottle and sunglasses are recommended — as is a raincoat, since the ride will happen rain or shine. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Parking, Transportation and Services and the Pitt Police.

In other Staff Council news:

  • New brown bag lunch discussions and presentations are being planned for upcoming months on healthy eating, hands-only CPR and IT security.
  • Campus Crawl took place on May 22, during which Staff Council led several groups of Pitt staff members on an inspection of campus to collect notes about safety hazards. An online survey has been deployed to collect responses from those who were not able to participate in the crawl or those who work away from the Pittsburgh campus. A virtual map of the findings is in development and a full report from the event will be released in July. The next crawl is planned for the fall and will include student participants.
  • President Andy Stephany announced that the organization will be preparing a new advocacy statement to clarify the issues the organization will be focusing on in the coming months.
  • Staff Council has elected new committee chairs:

The next meeting of the Staff Council will be July 18 in the William Pitt Union’s lower lounge.


Marty Levine,, 412-758-4859