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Bike the Strike: Center City Parking, Group Rides, Bike Counts

Cyclists on the South Street Bridge (Photo: Dan Chabanov)

Cyclists on the South Street Bridge (Photo: Dan Chabanov)

We’ve had a couple blogs about the potential of a SEPTA strike: One about how we’re going to need volunteers, and another with tips for potential first-time cyclists who decide to Bike the Strike.

Well, this one is about what we’re going to be up to over the course of the strike. See our Bike the Strike map below:

Additional Center City Bike Parking

These police barricades have already been delivered to the Municipal Services Building for additional bike parking in case of a strike.

These police barricades have already been delivered to the Municipal Services Building for additional bike parking in case of a strike.

Unfortunately, there is not enough bike parking in Center City, Philadelphia, for easy access. Luckily, the city has already put out police barricades at the Municipal Services Building to provide enough bike parking access for those who commute via bicycle during the potential SEPTA strike.

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia employees and volunteers will be at the barricades during rush hour tomorrow morning with swag and bike maps for commuters who need them. (If there is a strike.) We will be free to answer any questions commuters may have about the ordeal and best routes for cyclists from different parts of the city.

(If there is a strike.)

Group Rides

We will be leading four Group Commute rides on Wednesday, November 2.

One from West Philadelphia, one from South Philadelphia, one from Boat House Row, and one from Spring Garden Street.

We encourage anyone who wants to, to join or staff and volunteers on these group rides to Center City.

The locations of the ride are provided on our Bike The Strike 2017 map (below) and are listed below. Riders will meet up at the locations at 8am and all rides will leave promptly at 8:15am.

West Philadelphia: 48th and Spruce
Northwest: Lloyd Hall
East: 4th and Spring Garden
South: 13th and Washington

All rides will be led by a Bicycle Coalition staff person and volunteer, and all will go to the Municipal Services Building, where we will be able to park our bikes.

RSVP via Facebook here.

Bike Counts

We will be utilizing those volunteers who’ve already signed up via this form to count riders on Friday, November 4, if the strike is still going on. It’s important to know how many cyclists are using our streets during the strike.

Topics: Biking in Philly, Featured

2 comments on “Bike the Strike: Center City Parking, Group Rides, Bike Counts

  1. Owen Sindler

    I rode up to Temple U this morning for a swim. I returned to center city via 15th street. There was a solid line of cars from Girard to Spring Garden. That’s a lot of traffic and difficult to pass on this narrow street.

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