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Image from last ‘Ride to Zero’ around City Hall. (Photo: Joe Russell)

On Thursday morning, cyclists will greet City Councilmembers heading to work with a call for better, safer, infrastructure on city streets.

In a protest ride called ‘Ride to Zero,’ those who want to send a message to the city will gather at Thomas Paine Plaza and ride around City Hall, calling for safer street infrastructure.

“Thursday, January 25th, is City Council’s first meeting of the year,” notes the Facebook event page for Ride to Zero. “We will be hosting our second Ride to Zero to show Mayor Kenney and all of council that although the year has changed we do not intend on letting up our demand for safer streets.”

In early December, about 25 cyclists rode around City Hall in protest, calling for swift infrastructure changes in the wake of Emily Fredricks’ tragic death on Spruce Street in November.

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia—who is not an organizer in this ride, but supports it nonetheless—has been meeting with City Council, neighbors, and other officials to make the changes cyclists around the city are demanding, a reality.

Click here to RSVP for the ride, which will meet at 8:30am.

The organizer, Jameson Gitto, was recently interviewed on the Bicycle Coalition Podcast. Listen here.

Randy LoBasso

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Randy LoBasso is the policy director at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.

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