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Bike Lanes

City Life

JFK and Market Street Are Getting Protected Bike Lanes

Two of the busiest roads in Philadelphia are getting protected bike lanes. Over the weekend, officials announced nine-month pilot project to increase street safety on John […]

City Life

Philly Drivers, You’re Wrong: Protected Bike Lanes Will Actually Ease Congestion

Last year, officials cut the ribbon across the city’s first and only one-way protected bike lane. The opening of the 1.1-mile artery, which stretches east […]

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City Life

City Council Bill Could Hinder Plans for More Protected Bike Lanes

City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has introduced a bill that, if approved, could hinder bike lane expansion in Philadelphia. The bill would mandate that a City Council […]

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City Life

Cycling Advocates Plan Another Human Bike Lane to Protest Latest Crash

Following the second serious crash involving a truck and a cyclist in Center City in less than a month, protesters have planned another human bike […]

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City Life

Despite Cyclist’s Death, City Won’t Promise Protected Lane on Spruce

Emily Fredricks, a 24-year-old cyclist, pastry chef, and artist, was struck and killed by a trash truck during her morning commute on Tuesday. She was […]

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City Life

Cyclists Made a Human Wall on the Bike Lane Where a Woman Was Killed

On Wednesday morning, roughly 100 cyclists formed a human wall along the Spruce Street bike lane. Their display comes exactly one day after a 24-year-old woman was struck […]

City Life

Could West Philly’s Brand-New $50K Bike Lane Disappear?

A lot of people are talking about West Philly’s new one-way protected bike lane – the city’s first. The 1.1 mile lane on Chestnut Street between 45th […]

City Life

Philly Bike Riders, Meet Your Newest Enemy: Frank Rizzo’s Secretary

It’s finally happened: The scourge of bike lanes has come to deep South Philadelphia in the form of the 13/15 Neighborhood Bikeway Project, making 13th […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: Hooray! Philly’s Bike Lanes to Get Serious Upgrade 

• Well, this is exciting: Yesterday, funding boosts for 51 transportation projects across Pennsylvania were announced. Included on the list: $250,000 to the City of […]

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Womp, Womp: 5th Street Tunnel Bike Lane Loses Barriers for Winter 

The installation of a protected bike lane in the 5th Street tunnel was met with lots of cheers from cyclists when it debuted over the summer, […]

Be Well Philly

The Checkup: The Scientific Case for Taking a Daily Selfie (This Is Not a Joke)

• You could call taking a selfie a day vain, or you could call it a confidence boost: A new study found that folks who […]

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The Checkup: How to Use Protein Powder (Because You KNOW You Have Questions)

• The protein powder aisle can be a bit overwhelming. Here, all the questions you’ve ever had about protein powder answered, plus which types of […]

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The Checkup: Nutrition Pros’ Favorite Post-Workout Supermarket Snacks

• You know when you hit Solidcore and then head to the supermarket, only to realize midway through shopping that you really need a post-workout […]

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The Checkup: These Are the Bike-Lane Deserts of Philly (Do You Live in One?)

• The folks over at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia have created an interesting map that highlights bike-lane deserts, areas of the city that […]

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An Open Letter to Drivers Who Double-Park in Bike Lanes: Why?

When it comes to spending my time on a bike in Philly, the street with a bike lane that I spend the most time on […]