Over the summer, I read a series of articles written by a member of bicycle advocacy group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I was surprised to see how different Philadelphia was in terms of their approach to incorporating cycling into everyday life, especially with respect to the business model side of things.
I am familiar with Philadelphia since I have relatives who live there. At one point in my life, I lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where I rode a bicycle on a regular basis.
The only time I rode a bicycle in Center City Philadelphia — Philadelphia’s equivalent to Boston’s downtown area — was in the early ‘90s. I was visiting relatives and I rented a bicycle from a shop which ordinarily rented bikes to tourists. Continue reading ….