I’ve been head over heels for bike share since I first used Capital Bikeshare in Washington DC back in the Spring of 2013.
One year ago, I wrote this piece about Women Bike PHL, the program I founded at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia in the spring of 2013.
If you haven’t heard of bike share, it’s essentially a cross between riding a bike and using public transportation: a public transit system using bicycles!
This time of year, I always notice a particular synergy between my biketastic lifestyle and the FringeArts festival, Philly's annual two-week explosion of wacky and wonderful theater and dance performances throughout the city.
If you’re planning to use your bike for transportation around Philadelphia, try an upright bike. Who knows, you may fall in love!
In a few weeks, I’m going to ride my bicycle from New York City to Washington, D.C.
I have never attempted such a feat before -- certainly not in...
Katie Monroe: The New Year is a time for reflection and goal-setting. Unsurprisingly, my list of resolutions (like my Christmas wish list) turned out to be pretty bike-centric.
This past Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., my office was packed. No, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia staff weren’t burning the midnight oil (that night, at least). Rather, nine Philadelphia women were there to take a free women’s “Urban Riding Basics” class.
When my family goes on vacation together, we ride bicycles. And I don't mean cruisers at the shore – we pick a destination, pack padded spandex shorts, and get up every day to ride anywhere from 20-50 miles, staying in hotels and B&Bs, taking in the scenery from our saddles.
I’ll be the first to admit -- I am pretty much obsessed with bicycles. I wrote my undergraduate anthropology thesis about bikes. I read about streetscape innovations halfway across the world in my spare time. I can’t walk down the street without a pretty parked bike catching my eye.
This week, Fairmount Avenue got bike lanes. From Pennsylvania Ave to Ridge Avenue, simple ribbons of white paint now designate separate lanes for people on bicycles to ride to the Art Museum, Schuylkill River Trail, Eastern State Penitentiary, and the many stores and restaurants and along this key Philadelphia...