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Philadelphia Pedestrian & Bicycle Summit: Bike Share Forum & Live Tweeting

The Philly Bike Share Forum at the Academy of Natural Sciences (of Drexel University) brought together four cities to discuss bicycling safety, potential & bike share plans last evening after a day-long Pedestrian & Bicycle Summit at Independence Hall. Ever since Mayor Michael Nutter announced the bike sharing in China back in 2012, word has been buzzing on the street. Philadelphia is joining 42 other US bike sharing cities in this milestone initiative. The evening forum was surprisingly funny, interesting and informative. A few 'tweets' into the meeting, I decided to do an impromptu live-tweeting of the event. (Sorry for the lack of notice, readers - but it was fun to do and I'll give an advanced warning next time. ;-) Many of the tweets are embedded below the summary if you'd like to check out.) Rina Cutler, Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, (Philadelphia) moderated the event. She
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Those Who Bike Philly Pay Attention: Complete Streets Bill

Attention all those who bike Philly streets: The Complete Streets Bill is up for discussion in City Council TOMORROW, Thursday 15th. Councilman Mark Squilla, the  Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities, the Streets and Law Departments, and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia all worked together to improve those often rowdy biker-car-pedestrian relations. Heck, maybe they even were inspired after reading my rebuttal to Carrie Denny's infamous "Cyclists suck, my gas-guzzling SUV rules all Philly Streets" Philly Mag post. (Maybe Philly Mag even got the point since they mentioned this bill is even good for cars.) The bill has 2 main goals:
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Edibikes: Making Biking a Little Less Intimidating in Philly

A few years ago, I was wary of buying a bike: It was scary, I hadn't ridden a bike since I was a child AND I had no idea where to even start buying one! Luckily, two local guys knew there were people like me out there... and decided to cater to their needs. Jason Hoover and Sandeep Gopal started Edibikes with (Find out more about Edibikes & how the non-bikers can get in on the action too, after the jump!)
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Bike Lanes Open on 13th!

Woohoo! As we mentioned,the North-South Bike lanes are going in on 10th & 13th Streets in Philly from South to Market. Then, a bill was floating around City Council that they'd had to approve bike lanes - which would likely delay more lanes being put in. Good news! The Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition reported the Bike Lanes have been painted on 13th!! Check out the
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Philadelphia #1 City for Bike Commuting in US!

Hipsters and athletes rejoice in harmony! What a difference a decade makes... Philadelphia went from America's Fattest City to the #1 Bike commuting! The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s report finds that Philadelphia has twice (per capita) as many bicycle commuters as any other big city in the US, increasing
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