Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Press Roundup: Bicycling in the Philly News

The last two days have seen a flurry of bicycling-related coverage in the Philadelphia media. Here are some links for your Tuesday morning:

  • Flying Kite and PlanPhilly cover our upcoming meetings with Fairmount area civic associations. The topic? Installing bike lanes on Fairmount Ave west of Broad Street. If you live on or near Fairmount Avenue, or own a business on the street, you should get involved!
  • PlanPhilly covers the recent granting of Federal Highway Administration money to transportation projects in the Philadelphia region. This is exciting because the projects funded include parts of the Schuylkill River Trail in and near Bartram's Garden, the 58th Street Greenway, the creation of a separated two-way bike lane on the Gray's Ferry Bridge, and the can't-hardly-wait Manayunk Bridge Trail project.
  • In less happy news, the Inquirer reports that the annual Philadelphia International Cycling Championship bike race has been cancelled for 2013 due to increasing costs and lack of a title corporate sponsor. However, efforts are underway to find a way to save this year's race.