Tuesday, November 03, 2009

BIKE THE STRIKE

Commuters Can Bike During a SEPTA Strike

PHILADELPHIA - November 3, 2009 - The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia urges SEPTA travelers to bike instead of driving. Commuters who bike will win out over those stuck in traffic jams of epic proportions.

"Avoid the crush and bike the strike," says Alex Doty, Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Starting Tuesday, November 3rd, bike parking corrals will be placed by the City's Streets Department at City Hall and the Municipal Services Building and available for people who work downtown to lock up their bikes. Free coffee, bike maps and safe bicycling handouts will be provided by the Bicycle Coalition.

"Bike the Strike to save time, money and help shrink your waistline. Plus, I guarantee you will have more fun than anyone trying to drive during the strike," said Doty.

But keeping safe while bicycling is critical. "Bicycles are considered vehicles, so we also urge all bicyclists to obey the rules of the road," said Education Director Breen Goodwin. "It's important for all bicyclists to be civil, courteous and comply with traffic laws, such as walking their bikes on sidewalks and stopping at all signals, to ensure the everyone's safety."

3 comments:

Andrew said...

Valet bike parking at ballpark (ala SF Giants Park) or other recommendations for bike parking at the games???

John said...

Valet bike parking been ruled out for today. But it's a possibility tomorrow and Monday if they strike.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE OH PLEASE WON'T SOMEBODY ENFORCE THE LAW? The drivers out there today were out for blood, driving through the bicycle lanes and agitated. If the police are not more vigilant during this strike, someone will get hurt.