Bicycle Coalition Maps Four Years of Bike Crashes in Philly



Since 2011, John Boyle of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has been using newspaper reports to keep a map of bicycle traffic crashes in Philly. The map shows 55 crashes in the past four years, and the information it provides is pretty jarring. Get this: Of the 55 crashes marked on the map, a whopping 27 of them were fatal. That’s nearly half, people! And 16 of the crashes were hit and runs.

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The Only Map That Matters: Philly Juice-Bar Map



Warm weather is a comin’, friends. Finally! And along with trading in my Uggs for, well, anything else, I’ll also be trading in my hot-apple-cider habit for a cold-fresh-pressed-juice addiction. Who’s with me?

If you raised your hand, you’ll love our latest creation: A handy-dandy map of juice bars throughout Philadelphia. (We were inspired by the folks over at Well + Good who created this jam-packed map of NYC juice shops.) We’ve included every juice bar we could find in the Philadelphia area that serves fresh-pressed juice, made to order. So, never again will you wander the streets in search of a freshly-squeezed glass of juice: Next time a craving hits, simply head over to this map and find a spot to quench your thirst.

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Mapping the Gayborhood

Courtesy of Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus

As the Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, championing everything from the now-famous “Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay” slogan – the largest gay tourism campaign in North America – to important historical markers at Independence Hall and Giovanni’s Room, the group revealed recently that both would be stops for bus tours by Philadelphia Trolley Works. The Gayborhood is also being added to maps distributed by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The maps previously referred the area as Midtown Village – which became a controversial subject among LGBT-owned business that had long referred to the neighborhood as the “Gayborhood.” And while the Midtown Village name will remain to describe the area just south of Market on 13th Street, the Gayborhood will also be added to the maps, which are released twice a year at local attractions, hotels and the Independence Visitor Center.

To celebrate the anniversary and these new initiatives, the caucus is planning a special event on Nov. 7, (5:30 p.m.) with details to come.

Click here for more information about the caucus or to check out a Gayborhood map.

Got Gayborhood Map?

The Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus released a new map of the Gayborhood this week. It gives tourists and locals alike the lowdown from 12th to Broad Streets, and Chestnut to Pine, including where to shop, eat, drink, stay over, get healthy and workout. The map also includes details about important moments in Philly’s gay history and offers a slew of resources.

Visitors and residents can pick up their map of the Gayborhood at the Independence Visitor Center, the William Way Center or any gay-friendly hotel around town. You can also click here to download a copy.

Ever Wonder What’s That Building In Front of You?

If you’ve ever walked down the street and wondered what that restaurant project you are looking at is, Foobooz can help you out, provided you’re also carrying an Android phone or iPhone.

Go to the Openings section of Foobooz from your mobile phone or directly to this URL and you can get a location aware map of our Openings database.

And for the inquisitive soul who forwarded us this photo, you are of course looking at the forthcoming Stateside on East Passyunk.

Follow the Hammer of Glory

Early tomorrow morning Philly Beer Week’s Hammer of Glory will be making its way through Philadelphia towards the Opening Tap where it will be used to tap the ceremonial first keg of Philly Beer Week.

It’s kind of like the Olympic torch, but with more ridiculousness (and strippers)  so take off from work and cheer it on.

Hammer of Glory Route 2011 [Google Maps]
Philly Beer Week [Official Site]

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