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Riders unite to fight rare cancers at MSK's Cycle for Survival

Though you may know someone battlingthem, brain, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, leukemia, lymphoma and countless other cancers are still considered rare forms of the disease. While they make up roughly 50 percent of all cancer diagnoses combined, theresearch on many of them is“drastically...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:54pm

5 things to know about Boston’s World Naked Bike Ride

Every year, cyclists around the world ride together in the buff during the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) in hopes of creating positive societal change. The Boston chapter, which began eight years ago, will kick off this year’s festivities in Jamaica Plain with bikers making their way to...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 5:08pm

Man charged in hit and run that killed Boston cyclist

UPDATE 11:45 a.m., May 10: A Boston Municipal Court Judge ordered the suspect in an April 30 hit and run that killed a 29-year-old South Boston bicyclist be help without bail on Wednesday. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Benjamin Megrian, Malone Kidanemariam, 25, of Boston was...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:55am

Trump's budget 'blueprint' is bad news for bicyclists

Federal transportation funding is important for Philadelphia’s transit, traffic control and signals, pavement resurfacing, safe routes to school and bicycle/pedestrian facilities and, for the city and state’s tourism.But the most recent federal budget “blueprint” proposal from the president would...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:30pm

Philadelphia needs to embrace the two-wheeled shopper

Philadelphia released its Vision Zero Draft Action Plan last week, making several recommendations for a safer city via traffic calming tools, pedestrian-oriented projects, and better bike lanes.That’s good! But the hard part is still to come: Convincing city dwellers the status quo is not OK, and...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 5:00am

Top 10 busiest areas for bikes in Boston

What are the busiest spots for bicycle traffic in Boston?The city sought to answer that question and on Tuesday released a listbased on data from the Boston Transportation Department's first automated bike count in September.The Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, near the intersection of Massachusetts...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 1:05pm

Cyclists champion Vision Zero

Philadelphia’s third Vision Zero Conference is happening on Wednesday and it’s set to be the most diverse set of speakers and organizations the city has seen make the case, and talk best practices, for safer streets.Organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia — an early proponent of...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:00am

MassDOT plans network of bike paths to keep pace with demand

More than 71,000 people in Massachusetts commute to work by bicycle, an ever increasing number propelled by the addition of young adults who are moving into cities, according to statewide data.Communities like Cambridge and Somerville have some of the highest rates of bicycle commuters in the...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:00am

Bike funding jeopardized by sanctuary cities bill

The Pennsylvania StateSenate overwhelmingly approved a bill last week that would withhold state grant money from so-called “Sanctuary Cities.” It’s a somewhat unprecedented—but totally predictable —move from a state legislature that’s become openly hostile to its own economic and cultural hubs in...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

First bike made of recycled paper offers cheaper, more ecological ride

Environmentally friendly technology is becoming more popular among developers, because of global warming. That is the case of Mexican entrepreneur Alberto González who recently came up with a startup dubbed Greencode. He created the so-called Urban GC1, the world’s first bike made of recycled paper...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:32am

A case against bicycle helmet laws

Bike-share systems in places like New York and Philadelphia are thriving, but a crisis hit—and then sunk—Seattle’s system this month. The Emerald City’s bike-share system is dead. It’s probably got a lot to do with helmet laws. And if we expect Philadelphia’s system to continue expanding, it’s...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 5:00am

2 die in separate crashes in Brooklyn: NYPD

A pedestrian and a cyclist were struck and killed by vehicles in two separate incidents in Brooklyn, NYPD said Tuesday.The first collision occurred in Coney Island around 4:45 p.m. Monday on Avenue X near Coney Island Avenue. A bicyclist was attemptingto pass a delivery truck on the right in an...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 7:00am

Mass. drivers could face $50 fine for stopping in bike lanes

Stopping in bike lanes could soon result in a fine for all Massachusetts drivers.In a flurry of activity during the final day of the state legislatures biennial session Tuesday, lawmakers sent a bill to the governor's desk designed to deter motorists from blocking the portion of roadway laid out...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:04pm

New Philly area trails show 2016 wasn't all bad

2016 is over, but its place as the worst year in recent history has become one of those viral internet memes. Some beloved celebrities died, the global refugee crisis hit a boiling point (and became a horrible point of contention in the West), and American and Russian internet trolls teamed up to...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 5:00am

NYC's Citi Bike cycles into 3rd straight year of growth: Mayor

Bicyclists are as much a part of New York City as tourists in Times Square.Proof of that can be found in new data released Thursday by the mayor's office.Ridership for New York's bike-sharing program Citi Bike reached nearly 14 million trips in 2016, recording its third-straight year of growth. A...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:19am

'Fake News' poisons bike lane debate

There were no explosives at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital last Tuesday night, but at least one person there for the monthly Washington West Civic Association meeting was on watch.A resident of the Washington West neighborhood in Center City, he and dozens of others were on hand to hear from...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 3:30pm

Winter biking: advice for cycling with Jack Frost

It’s December. The temperature is dropping. And for cyclists, that means it’s time for winter biking tips.If, like me, you commute by bicycle all year—saving money, being healthy, and getting to and from your destination without circling the block looking for parking (which actually makes up 30...

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 3:30pm

Bike the vote: Which candidates are best for Philadelphia's streets

This year’s long, nightmarish election season comes to an end tomorrow. And one thing that’s been lost in the political hay this year has been policies.We’ve heard a lot about one candidate’s emails and another candidate’s jovial penchant for sexually assaulting women; not so much about the...

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 3:30pm

Philly's pedalling population pushes demand for custom-built bicycles

Philly is touted as a bicycle-friendly city and the growing population of cyclists is creating an increasing demand for bikes, especially custom-made bikes.One place to view custom bikes or do research on builders is at the Philadelphia Bike Expo this weekend. Frame builder Stephen Bilenky...

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 2:30pm

Parking vehicles in bike lanes seen as huge hindrance

While riding up Pine Street in Center City last week, Aaron Bauman was amazed to have gone a mere five blocks without having to merge into traffic. Usually, he says, he doesn’t go more than one or two blocks without having to get out of the way of a motor vehicle illegally obstructing the lane.“The...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 2:30pm