THIS WEEK IN BICYCLING: Our Weekly News Roundup

BIKE TO WORK DAYReminder: Sunday is World Remembrance Day, and we encourage you to join in the remembrance of those killed in traffic violence, using the below Thunderclap and hashtag.


Speaking of which, we were pretty disappointed in a PhillyVoice article that overtly blamed the victims of traffic violence for their own deaths and injuries. “It’s Dangerous as ever to walk in Philly streets and, mostly, victims are to blame,” read the headline.

Don’t forget: From 4pm-8pm on Monday, November 16, half the proceeds from your Chipotle burrito go directly to the Bicycle Coalition. Click here to read about Chipotle’s “Eating for Change” event and for the flier you can bring to the 1512 Chipotle location.

Also next week: On Thursday, Philadelphia City Council will introduce a resolution honoring the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s former Executive Director Alex Doty.

A new report says cycling could save cities $25 trillion. With a “T”: “According to the study, a combination of investments and public policies could bring the global average of bike and e-bike use up 14 percent by 2050 (of urban kilometers). Savings of around $25 trillion could be achieved by reducing the need for new car-related infrastructure and maintenance.”

New evidence clearly shows that bike lanes not only keep people safer than helmet laws, but that helmet laws don’t improve rider safety at all.

Topics: Biking in Philly, Biking the Suburbs, Crash

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