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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Bicycling articles in the Philadelphia newspapers

Mayor Nutter rides down the new Pine Street bike lane yesterday morning. Think you´ll see him there tomorrow?
CLEM MURRAY /Philadelphia Inquirer. Mayor Nutter rides down the new Pine Street bike lane.

- Bicycle shops striving to be community hubs (Philadelphia Inquirer)

- Stu Bykofsky: Bicyclists given too much roadway? (column in the Philadelphia Daily News, negative about adding bike lanes to downtown streets)

- Of Byko & bikes (excellent response to the Bykofsky column by Kyle Gradinger, Board President of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelophia

- Head Strong: It's time for cyclists and motorists to reconcile (excellent column by Michael Smerconish in the Philadelphia Inquirer, from earlier in September)

- Where bikes are heading: a look at the trends (Associated Press story)

- Letters: Biking a smug, counterproductive fad (letter to the editor response to the Gradinger op-ed)

- Philly ranks high in bike commuters (short report in the Inquirer about data on bicycle commuting)

- Howl of the Day: Are the bike lanes good enough? (blog entry on the newspaper website about how pothole filled roads are bad places for biking...)

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