After a long battle with cancer, Gihon Jordan passed away on Thursday evening. Gihon was one of the original board members of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and was a longtime champion for bicyclist and pedestrian rights.
Many of you knew Gihon when he was a transportation engineer with the Philadelphia Streets Department. Gihon retired in 2005 but remained active with the Bicycle Coalition board and helped win bicycle and pedestrian design changes for the soon to be rebuilt South Street Bridge.
Susan Edens, Gihon's widow, has set up a memorial fund for Gihon at the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals:
Gihon Jordan Memorial Scholarship Fund
Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
PO Box 93
Cedarburg WI 53012
A memorial service for Gihon will be held in September at the Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The date will be announced on the calendar at http://www.quaker.org/chestnuthill/.
Gihon Jordan looking for problems at the Wissahickon Transit Center 2002
Sue Prant (McNamera) noted this video of Gihon challenging traffic on the MLK Drive bridge in 2007
We encourage you to visit Gihon's Memorial Page where you can sign the memory book with your thoughts about Gihon - http://gihonjordan.legacy.com