This Week in Bicycling: Our Weekly News Roundup


The 2014 American Community Survey results are out! And they’re…so-so. This year’s survey found that the number of Philadelphians who regularly commute to work has fallen from 2.3 percent in 2013 to 1.9 percent in 2014. We are still the most-biked big city in the country, but Chicago is quickly gaining on us.

For more analysis of the survey and additional cities, check out StreetsBlog’s write-up. Spoiler alert: Portland, Oregon has the highest mode-share of cyclists in the U.S.

Want to take a fun walk tomorrow in Chester Valley? There’s still time. Bicycle Coalition members can sign up for free here.

According to Philly officials, Martin Luther King Drive will be shut down to all road users – drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians – during the Pope Weekend.

Philly’s bike share is wildly popular, and the Better Bike Share Partnership seeks to make it equitable, as well. Read this paper about what cities are doing—and can do—to increase users and equity via payment options.

A case of harassment on the Schuylkill River Trail was widely reported on this week, and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation has called for more police presence on the trail. There will be a meeting to discuss safety on the trail on Sept. 30. More details as they come in.

Want to volunteer? The Bicycle Coalition is looking for volunteers to help with our fall bike counts. Check out this blog for more information.

Today is Park(ing) Day in the United States, there are parklets all over the city, and they’re awesome. Streetsblog has collected many of the parklets via Instagram into one blog, which you can view here.

Topics: Biking in Philly, Biking the Suburbs

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