Challenges, opportunities for cyclists in Philadelphia during papal visit

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 At the opening ceremony of the World Meeting of Families Tuesday, Mayor Michael Nutter presents the city's gift for Pope Francis -- a bicycle, received on the pope's behalf by Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

At the opening ceremony of the World Meeting of Families Tuesday, Mayor Michael Nutter presents the city's gift for Pope Francis -- a bicycle, received on the pope's behalf by Archbishop Charles Chaput. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller talks with John Boyle, research director of the Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition, about the challenges and opportunities for cyclists in Philadelphia during the papal visit. 

One of those cyclists could be Pope Francis himself. Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Nutter displayed one of the city’s gifts to the pontiff — a custom-built Breezer bicycle with a chain guard in the shape of an angel’s wing.

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