Screen capture from a video by YouTube user Cheekflapperer.
[UPDATE, 1 p.m., January 27th]:Cameron Kline, spokesman for Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, says that after the cyclist inquired about pressing charges, the police contacted the D.A. “In terms of the evidence available, we decided at that point that we weren’t going to charge,” Kline said. The driver of the minivan, says Kline, faced potential charges of simple assault and harassment.
After first being turned down by the D.A., the cyclist said that he attempted to press misdemeanor charges against the driver himself, but was again refused. Kline acknowledged that the D.A.’s office decided against pursuing the case a second time. The cyclist finally appealed the D.A.’s review of the complaint to Judge Marsha Neifield, who ruled in favor of the District Attorney.
[ORIGINAL]: By now, you’re all aware of the Philly Police’s #NoSavesies movement, but what happens when people get territorial over a loading zone?
The video below, which was made public yesterday but filmed about nine months ago, shows what a cyclist says is him intentionally knocking over a traffic cone in front of the Monti-Rago Funeral Home on South Broad Street, and that the cone was one of several being used to save a spot in a 20-minute loading zone. The video had more than 89,000 views at the time of writing.
But another great thing happened during the game last night: ESPN showed b-roll of cars illegally parked in the middle of South Broad Street! Right before halftime, there was an establishing shot looking north from Broad just south of Federal. Congratulations to JNA Culinary Institute of Arts for making it on to Monday Night Football. Read more »
I feel like I didn’t perform top-notch at Broad Street, but it had nothing to do with my race time or the status of an injury. My problem at the race was that I couldn’t, no matter how hard I tried, silence my overthinking. Read more »
Planning on parking yourself somewhere along Broad Street to watch the hoards of runners pounding the pavement toward the Navy Yard Sunday morning? Here, everything you need to know before you head out the door, from where to park to where you’ll find fellow spectators to cheer with to where to get brunch afterward. Have fun — and don’t forget to come bearing a good sign! Read more »
He reached out to fellow Philly runners for their input, and what they came up with is two hours worth of tunes — from Iggy Azalea to Zac Brown Band to Sweet Disposition — that will keep you moving for 10 miles straight. So first, give a big round of applause to Carl for putting together a super-sweet Broad Street playlist, then listen to it for yourself below. And good luck, Broad Streeters! Read more »
We’ve got lots of fun stuff on the fitness roster this week, from cheering on Broad Street runners (if you aren’t running yourself) to outdoor yoga followed by beer with CoreFitness to a seriously tough H.I.I.T. run to the Art Museum, and more. Take your pick, people! Read more »
Now that your training is done, it’s time to focus on race day, because a little planning ahead pays off big come the big day. I reached out to the Run215 community of over 2,000 local runners to ask, What are the top 10 things every runner needs to know before running Broad Street? See what your fellow Philly runners had to say below. Read more »
If you’ve pounded the pavement in the Broad Street Run before, you might’ve noticed a stretch in the second half — between miles seven and eight, to be exact — where the cheers fell silent and you were left running through a cheer desert with your own thoughts. Thoughts like, “Are my legs breaking? I think my legs are breaking,” and “If I crawl to the finish line, does it still count?” But not this year! This year, Students Run Philly Style will be hosting the Mile of Cheer along the stretch of South Broad Street, from Federal Street to Ritner Street, that year after year serves as a cheer desert. And it sounds like folks who post up to watch the race there will have a blast. Read more »