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Walk along Frankford Avenue in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia and you'll find several interesting bike racks created by local artists. The ArtRacks project was started several years ago by the New Kensington Community Development Corporation to promote local artists, biking, and local businesses.
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CartLegger: 6th Aug 2007 - 20:06 GMT
Amazing. My main thought is: why don't we have something like this going on in NYC? We have neither the quantity nor quality of bike racks that other cities--Philly, Pittsburgh, others---have. This is a gap that clearly needs to be filled.
serlingrod: 6th Aug 2007 - 20:44 GMT
Do people even bike alot in NYC? I've taken my bike on the Chinatown Bus from Philly to NY many a times, and every visit I'm always amazed at how few fellow bikers I see. Maybe its the intimidating traffic of Manhattan? I've noticed more in Brooklyn, but not nearly as many as Phila. Here you'll spot a cute girl on a vintage Schwinn every couple minutes. That isn't to say we're a "bike-friendly" city....our motorists are the pits! We do rock the bike racks though....
colavitos ghost: 8th Aug 2007 - 12:10 GMT
i love anything that has anything to do with a jesus fish. well done philly!
CartLegger: 8th Aug 2007 - 12:41 GMT
You bet there are a lot of regular bikers---over a 100,000 a day--I heard this number a while ago, but I think it still holds.
Its just a matter of diffusion. NYC is much bigger, and you are less likely to see them wherever you happen to be. Except of course if you are on a greenway.
To get a better grasp, you can check out some numbers at www.streetsblog.org/2007/05/10/where-do-nyc-bike-commuters-come-from/
serlingrod: 8th Aug 2007 - 13:23 GMT
colvatios ghost - Circle Thrift is actually owned by the church Circle of Hope, which occupies the 2nd floor and the building next to it. thanks for the link Carl.
CartLegger: 8th Aug 2007 - 14:33 GMT
Actually, Serlingrod, that's Cart--CartLegger, as in "mapwalker". But its in Swedish. As to why its in Swedish, thats a story for another place.
kg: 24th Jun 2008 - 04:10 GMT
just tonight i saw the chain ring rack, 'bike tree' outside johnny brenda's (when it's fully populated, you'll see what i mean by 'tree'), and chair rack. all of these are well-done.
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