Bike Coalition helping people cycle through SEPTA strike

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If you’re trading your bus pass for a bike during the SEPTA strike, the bike coalition has some tips and advice. Sarah Clarke Stewart, Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia says they have set up shop at the Municipal Services Building near City Hall to offer assistance to people who want to ride their bike to work.

“This is perfect bicycling weather. It’s cool, it’s dry and a fantastic time to get on your bike and get some fresh air and some exercise and have some fun while you bike to work,” she said.

She adds that there are also plenty of Indego bike shares for those who don’t have their own wheels, but she has a few reminders.

“Follow all the rules of the road, stay off the sidewalk follow all the red lights and bike with traffic and not against traffic,” she said, noting the bicycles are considered vehicles under Pennsylvania law.

Most importantly, wear a helment.  You’ll have to bring your own for bikeshare.

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