You are viewing 45 articles by the author Christine Fisher concerning Bicycling

    • A bike share bike like Denver has

Will bike sharing beat SEPTA smart cards to finish line?

Will Philadelphia get bike share before SEPTA gets its smartcard payment system? Chances are it will be a close race.  This week the city released more details about the bike sharing…

    • Tacony Creek Trail
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Tacony Creek Trail

Under the Green City, Clean Waters plan, the Tacony Creek should be clean enough to swim and fish in within the next 25 years. This past spring the city and…

    • Cynwyd Heritage Trail Map 2012
Eyes on the Street

Staycation: Cynwyd Heritage Trail

As part of a summer “Staycation” series, Eyes on the Street is profiling outdoor getaways that Philadelphians can explore without having to go too far. To kick off the Staycation…

    • Fairmount Ave bike lanes
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount's new bike lanes are painted, ready to ride

New bike lanes are in on Fairmount Ave, and they're already getting plenty of traffic. The lanes showed up last week and run the length of Fairmount from Ridge Avenue near…

    • Neighborhood Bike Works youth set off down the greenway

58th Street Greenway officially open, connects Cobbs Creek and Bartram's Garden

After more than three years of planning, more than a year of construction and ongoing community involvement, the 58th Street Greenway opened Saturday. The 1.5-mile, $3.5 million trail provides a critical…

    • Grays Ferry Crescent, now the southern most portion of the Schuylkill River Trail will soon lead into Bartram's Mile

City prioritizes 105 trail miles, other trail updates

A new plan guiding Philadelphia’s bike and recreation trail expansion could be in place as early as this June. That's when the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) will likely vote on…

    • Looking east down the Pine Street bike lane, from 22nd Street.

Less frequent paving creates challenge for Streets Department's bike lane painting

Five years ago, the Philadelphia Department of Streets was paving 200 miles of roadway per year. This year, the department will pave just 20 miles due to funding and capacity constraints.…

    • April is for walkers: Several Philly groups will host bicycle and pedestrian events this month
Eyes on the Street

April is for walkers

Happy first day of April, Streeters! If you've been feeling cooped up the past few months, several Philly groups have events to help you get outside and harness the city's collective…

    • Raphael Xavier preps for the
Eyes on the Street

"No Bicycle Parking" seeks personal stories behind stolen bikes

For two days this week, the Painted Bride Art Center is hosting artist Raphael Xavier’s “No Bicycle Parking” photo exhibit, for which he has spent almost 13-years taking photos of abandoned…

    • 30th Street Station bike racks

Bike-to-transit survey: The people want more bike parking

The results of this fall’s Bike-to-Transit online, map-based survey are in, and it’s clear. Of the 462 people who responded, 87 percent want more or better bicycle parking at transit stations…

    • MOTU maps show how commuting patterns vary across Philadelphia. Map courtesy of MOTU
Eyes on the Street

Only 10 percent of Philadelphians walk or bike to work

As part of its ever-expanding social media outreach efforts, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) released the last of its three-part, “Tidbit Tuesday” series on Center City commuting patterns…

    • Members showed support for the proposed Fairmount Bike Lanes by raising their pink voting cards
Eyes on the Street

Civics support proposed Fairmount Ave bike lanes

A snowstorm postponed one vote, poor attendance another and a mail-in vote a third, but after approximately two months of public meetings, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has gathered votes…

    • Seven Philadelphia schools received funding for walking, biking programs
Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia schools receive $40,000 for biking, walking programs

Governor Corbett announced Wednesday that 11 Pennsylvania schools will receive $58,000 to improve walking and biking safety through the federal Safe Routes to School Program. PennDOT will distribute $40,000 of…

    • Fairmount Ave
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount Civic Association votes in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane

The Fairmount Civic Association voted by in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane at the group's meeting Thursday night.  The meeting was the first of three community meetings the Bicycle…

    • suburban station bike parking

SEPTA's bicycle policy, amenities cause confusion

Fewer than half of regional rail riders know where to secure a bicycle on a SEPTA train and only about half know how to find out if a station has bike…

    • The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will present preliminary plans for a Fairmount Ave bike lane
Eyes on the Street

Bicycle Coalition to present Fairmount Ave bike lane proposal

[UPDATE: The first community meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 has been postponed until 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 due to weather. The Fairmount Civic Association meeting remains scheduled for Thursday,…

    • Holiday Fun Ride
Eyes on the Street

Nearly 100 cyclists joined Bicycle Coalition holiday ride

Friday evening the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia held its first holiday-themed group ride. The Bicycle Coalition estimates nearly 100 cyclists attended the ride, which led participants through some of South…

    • If passed, the bill will increase the fine for riding on the sidewalk from $50 to $75 for anyone over the age of 12.

"Complete streets" bill clarifies more than it changes

The much discussed “complete streets” bill does more to clarify the rules that have already been in place than it does to change them, but several bicycle and complete streets advocates…

    • Parks & Recreation presented the preferred alternative along Ridge Ave and Main Street

Parks & Recreation pushes for river trail link connecting Ridge Avenue and Main Street.

Some creative strategizing between the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department and SEPTA may make closing the gap between the Kelly Drive path and the Ridge Ave Bridge a realistic possibility within…

    • connectorbridge
Eyes on the Street

Regional Trail Updates: CSX Bridge complete, Port Richmond Trail in the works

In a busy few days for the city’s regional trail network, the Schuylkill River Park Connector Bridge opened to the public and partners broke ground on the Port Richmond Trail in…

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