Saturday, March 13, 2004

Bike the Strike Theme Generates Press

On Friday an article in the Daily News mentions the Bike the Strike Campaign
and an NBC 10 cameraman visited Trophy Bikes where he interviewed BCGP acting executive director Alex Doty.

But the best hit yet is this recurring story on KYW Radio

If There's A SEPTA Strike, Bike!

by KYW's Lynne Adkins
If thousands of SEPTA transit riders are forced to find other ways to work, the Bicycle coalition of Greater Philadelphia is urging folks to consider pedal power.

"Bike the strike". That's what Alex Doty is suggesting. The acting executive director of the Bicycle coalition says if you do, take some time and select the safest route. "We encourage people to pick up one of our free Philadephia bicycle maps. Those are also available at all bike shops. That will enable you to pick a route that has a bike lane...we have 175 miles of bike lanes...those are great to follow."

He also urges you to get your bike checked out mechanical to make sure it's safe to ride. And city bike shops will do that free. Doty also suggests wearing a helmet and riding as if you're a vehicle. That means obey all traffic laws, and don't forget a good lock that secures the frame to the bike rack.