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City Life

Another Parkway Encampment “Deadline” Passes Amid Complaints of Public Sex and Drug Use

A roundup of news from the Philadelphia area. Parkway Encampment Outlives Yet Another Deadline, and One Local Mom Isn’t Very Happy About That It’s been […]

Be Well Philly

11 Bike Shops in Philadelphia Where You Can Buy Gear, Get Repairs, and Take Classes

It’s been said time and time again that Philly is an ultra bike-friendly city. You’ve seen the proof: On your commute, you’ll likely pass dozens […]

Be Well Philly

Bike Repair Stations Are Finally Coming to the SRT

If you’ve ever gotten a flat on the SRT, you know how annoying it can be when you’ve got no way to fix it — […]

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City Life

This Philly Driving App Wants to Save Lives — and Earn You Shake Shack

Ryan Frankel remembers this about the bicycling accident that nearly killed him in 2015: The person behind the steering wheel of the red light-running oncoming […]

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Be Well Philly

The Philly Bike Expo Turns 10 Years Old This Weekend. Here’s How It Was Born.

Ten years ago or so, bicycling was picking up speed in Philadelphia. It wasn’t the first time. Back when Philly was the place where things […]

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City Life

How the Revamped Spruce and Pine Bike Lanes Lost a Safety Feature in Society Hill

The newly repaved Spruce and Pine street bike lanes feel like the future of street infrastructure in Philly: They’re smooth and well-marked, and ultimately allow […]

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City Life

Taking Your Bike on Amtrak Just Got a Whole Lot Easier in Pennsylvania

Long-distance bike trips in Pennsylvania are about to become a lot simpler. Amtrak has just begun offering bike and checked baggage service on its Pennsylvanian […]

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City Life

You Can Now Track All Fatal Traffic Crashes in Philly

Philadelphia is home to one of the highest fatal crash rates in the nation. Over the last five years, our average traffic death — six deaths […]

City Life

Drivers, Stop Parking in the New Spruce and Pine Street Bike Lanes

The first thing you’ll notice when cycling along the newly repaved Pine Street bike lane is that it is smooth — like unbelievably, am-I-really-biking-in-Philly, I-thought-Philly-was-covered-in-potholes smooth. After […]

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City Life

Bicyclists to Rally for Appeal in Emily Fredricks Case

Bicyclists will hold a rally outside of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office on Friday to demand an appeal in the case of Jorge Fretts, the driver […]

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City Life

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Trash Truck Driver Who Struck Cyclist

This is a developing story and may be updated. A Philadelphia judge has dismissed charges against the driver whose trash truck struck and killed a 24-year-old […]

Be Well Philly

14 Tips to Make Your Bike Commute Through Philly Safer

It’s no secret that Philly is a huge city for bike commuting. Not only is it a quick way to get around town, but riding […]

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City Life

Philly’s 2-Way Protected Bike Lanes Are Getting Closer to Center City

Philly’s getting another two-way protected bike lane, and this time it’ll be located a little closer to the heart of the city. The project will […]

City Life

What to Know About the Spruce and Pine Street Bike Lane Revamp

The city has begun its highly anticipated revamp of the Spruce and Pine street bike lanes. The project will, among other things, switch the road’s two bike […]

City Life

Dockless Bikes (And More Electric Bikes) Are Coming to Philly

Dockless bikes are coming to Philly — temporarily, at least. Philly is moving forward with plans for a dockless bike share pilot program later this […]