Monday, May 19, 2008

Bike Week News Roundup

Despite being bookended by a Nor'Easter on Monday and drenching rain on Friday, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia scored a home run in getting the message out locally, regionally and nationally about biking to work, the need for more bicycling parking, and bike sharing! And Mayor Nutter was an incredible trooper for biking in pouring rain on the JCDecaux bike share bicycle from MLK Drive to City Hall accompanied by 60 bicyclists.

Photos from the Bicycle Coalition's Bike Week events (Commuter Race, Bike Parking Corrals and Bike Parking Shortage Report, Film Night, Bike to the BallPark and Bike to Work with Mayor Nutter) are here.

Many thanks to all of the Coalition's partners (Fuji Bikes, Neighborhood Bike Works, Express Coffee, International House) and many members who made this year's Bike Week so successful!

Here's a round up of the stories that appeared in print and on radio last week. We also got TV coverage by Fox29 and NBC 6.

Philadelphia Cautiously Weighs Large-Scale Bike-Sharing Plan – (5/17) AP (5/19) Metro

Mayor Nutter Uses Pedal Power on "Bike to Work Day" -- (5/16) KWY Radio

What It’s Like to Bike To Work – (5/16) listen to WHYY Radio

Bike to Week Comes but Once a Year – (5/16) Citypaper Clog

High Gas Prices Aren’t Creating More Bikers – (5/16) Red Orbit

I want to Ride My Bicycle – (5/15) CityPaper editorial

National Bike to Work Day: Bike to Work with Mayor Nutter! – (5/15) Uwishunu

Advocacy group cites bicycle parking shortage—(5/14) KYW Radio

In rush-hour battle, the bike rolls on – (5/14) Philadelphia Inquirer

Rain commences Bike to Work Week – (5/13) Courier Post

60 seconds with Alex Doty – (5/13) Metro Philadelphia

12:30 Report: Your News Update — (5/13) Philadelphia Magazine Daily Examiner

“Bike Week” in Philly gives alternatives to high gas prices – (5/12) listen to WHYY Radio