Urban Planning

Philadelphia Bike Share: 5 Things to Understand

Philadelphia Bike Share: 5 Things to Understand

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on December 23, 2013

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Advocacy, Community, Commuting, Tips & Safety, Urban, Urban Planning:

These five key points will give you what you need to know to get through your next Philadelphia bike share conversation with ease — and to get everyone else as excited for bike sharing as you are … or should be!

Singlespeed Cyclocross Worlds Wrapup: The People Behind the Event

Singlespeed Cyclocross Worlds Wrapup: The People Behind the Event

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on December 19, 2013

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Cyclocross, Urban, Urban Planning:

Less than two weeks ago, Philadelphia played host to the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships. Here is our tribute to the people who made it happen.

© Pat Engleman 2013

Love your Park Day at Belmont Plateau

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on November 18, 2013

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Advocacy, Galleries, Mountain, News, Urban Planning:

Over 40 volunteers joined the Belmont Plateau Trails Alliance for Love Your Park day. They helped prepare the course for the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships in December.

Builder Jim Dellavalle describes the site to volunteer David Dannenberg and Community Outreach and Development Liaison Harlan Price.

Philly Pumptrack Breaks Ground

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on November 6, 2013

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Art & Education, Community, Family, News, Urban Planning, Youth:

Work has started on the Philly Pumptrack at 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue behind the Mann Center. Pumptracks are designed to be used by all ages and levels of experience, and the project has earned the support of the community and the city.

Trails Don’t Build Themselves

Trails Don’t Build Themselves

Cresheim Trail Workday

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on October 29, 2013

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Advocacy, How-to, Mountain, Tips & Safety, Urban Planning:

The Cresheim Trail is a proposed 8-mile trail that starts in Philadelphia and continues into Montgomery County, connecting the Wissahickon trails to Fort Washington State Park and the Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail. The first part of that trail is the natural surface loop where I had a chance to join the trail-building crew in September and October.