Tell Philly Where You Want Bike Share Stations

Bike Share Map
It seems like just about every other big city around—D.C., New York, Chicago, Boston—has launched a bike share program in the past few years. So, where the heck is ours? Well, it’s coming guys: The Philly bike share program is expected to launch in the spring of 2015 (yay!), but before then, the city wants you to chime in on where you think bike share stations should go with a handy interactive map.

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Huge Bike Swap This Weekend in Fishtown

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Photo via Facebook

Calling all Philly cyclists: This Saturday, Fishtown’s Bicycle Stable is hosting a huge bike swap meet, and you are invited. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the bike shop will be selling and trading tons of used bikes and bike parts. Plus for just $10, anyone is welcome to set up shop to sell their bike-related goods for the day.

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Study: People Who Live Near Bike Lanes Exercise More

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Looks like whole “If you build it, they will come” thing might actually be true when it comes to bike lanes and bike paths. A new study out of the UK and published in the American Journal of Public Health found that people who live near bike lanes get more exercise each week than people for whom such infrastructure isn’t as easily accessible.

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The Flash-Free Trick to Biking In a Dress

If you refuse to don a dress in the summer for fear of flashing all your neighbors on your bike commute to work, an ingenious woman named Johanna Holtan and her friends have just the trick for you: All you need is a penny and a rubber band. I’m telling you—this is genius. Check out the simple trick for a flash-free bike ride below.

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