This Week in Bicycling: Our Weekly News Roundup

by | September 4, 2015 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

BIKE TO WORK DAY

New art. There’s a new art bike rack, called “Partly Sunny” up on the Schuylkill River Trail. Go check it out!

New map. The Secret Service released its new “pedestrian walking map” this week. It includes the information that those closest spots to the pope later this month will be ticketed. It also confused a lot of people.

New bridge. The Manayunk Bridge—a bike/ped bridge which will go over the Schuylkill River and connect Manayunk to Montgomery County—has gotten an opening date! You can begin using it on October 30.

May Use Full Lane. A new study shows that street signs which read “May Use Full Lane” for bicyclists are more effective than “Share the Road.”

Up-hill battle. We’re pleased with a new climbing lane that was just put in on Midvale Avenue in East Falls.

Protect this bike. That said, a new study shows that protected bike lanes are seven—seven!—times more effective than painted bike lanes. Take note, Philadelphia officials.

It never ends. Our Washington Avenue orientation meeting happened on Tuesday. The Washington Avenue public meeting happened on Thursday. And here is our reaction.

If you build it, you will save. Investing in bike infrastructure saves cities money, in spite of what you heard from people who don’t know what they’re talking about.

Crash follow-up. 6ABC did a story on a crash in Center City last weekend, and included information from our blog about Kate Mundie, who, while riding with her kids, was verbally harassed by an objectively bad person.

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