This Week in Bicycling: Our Weekly News Roundup

BIKE TO WORK DAYInfrastructure woes. Have you noticed Philadelphia’s—and America’s—infrastructure is crumbling like a coffee cake? CityLab has, and they wrote this long-ish piece about it.

Pope Ride. The media is obsessed with Alexandria Schneider’s planned Pope Ride the weekend of the pope visit—and with good reason! It’s going to be awesome. Read more here, and check out the Facebook page.

There’s been a break in the April hit-and-run case in West Kensington. There’s a $20,000 reward to catch Miguel Colon in the hit-and-run which killed 2-year-old David Alicia, and injured his mother, Josephine Rivera.

Verbal assault against Bicyclist. An out of control driver in a 2002 red Chevrolet Trailblazer, Pennsylvania license plate JBV 0321, verbally assaulted a local bicyclist this week while she was riding with her children. And she got the whole thing on film.

Northwest Philly Bike Share? The Chestnut Hill Local looked at whether bike share could come to Northwest Philadelphia, and what it might look like.

Delaware Avenue’s Bike Lanes. Worried about the recently-repaved Delaware Avenue and its severe lack in bike lanes? We agree it’s pretty bad right now, especially considering the out-of-control speeds at which drivers travel. Bike lanes are expected to be re-striped, beginning August 31.

Birthday Suits on Bikes. The Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride has announced its route. Which you can check out, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Tattooed Mom in the News. Our bike-centric interview with Robert Perry, who owns Tattooed Mom on South Street, got some play this week in the mainstream media.

Washington Avenue on the Move. Earlier this summer, nearly 400 bicyclists in Philadelphia signed our email petition to remake Washington Avenue. And we’re very happy they (you) did, because the city has now set up a meeting on September 3 in South Philadelphia. You should go. And if you’ve got any questions about that meeting and what we’re demanding for Washington, you can come to our meeting two days earlier, at Tattooed Mom, on Sept 1 at 6pm. (RSVP here.) All the information is available on our blog and calendar.

Grant Us Bike Stuff. Our friends at People for Bikes have set up a petition, telling the U.S. Senate to support bike funding via those TIGER grants.

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