Tag Archives: bike

Police to crack down on traffic violations

The roads are about to get a lot more orderly (and hopefully a lot safer in the process).  This month, the Philadelphia police announced that they would crack down on traffic violations by increasing police presence on the city’s streets.  This means that all road users – drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike – will be […]

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Call them what you will, open streets/play streets/ciclovias provide valuable opportunities for recreation

As the weather warms up, it’s not unusual to see parks and playgrounds crowded with both the young and the young-at-heart.  But technically, these are not the city’s only public spaces; there are miles upon miles of public streets.  What if these spaces, too, were available for people to enjoy?  Open streets projects aim to make this happen.  Known […]

D.C. blogger defends “schlepping” groceries

Living without access to a car usually means that you have to “schlep” groceries home on foot or by bike or public transit.  While some may see this as an inconvenience, schlepping has many health benefits, and it’s not just the workout you get from carrying heavy bags across town. In a post entitled “The […]