Urbanism

Pedal On

September 8, 2011 | by Nathaniel Popkin

Thanks to assertive planning and advocacy, Philly has more bicyclers as a percentage of all commuters–2.1%–than any other major city in the US. Overall, this city is eighth among all large cities, and interestingly, South Philly and Center City are among the top neighborhoods country-wide for bike commuting.

 

 

The Urban Age Project is dissecting 9 global cities. The best comparisons, for various reasons, are Berlin, New York, and London. And these tell us there is still more work to do.

Tomorrow in Possible City: Why cycling works in Cambridge, UK

Source: American Community Survey, 2005-2009

Source: Urban Age

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About the Author

Nathaniel Popkin Nathaniel Popkin is co-founder of the Hidden City Daily and author of three books of non-fiction, including Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City (with Peter Woodall and Joseph E.B. Elliott) and two novels, Everything is Borrowed and Lion and Leopard. He is co-editor of Who Will Speak for America, an anthology forthcoming in June 2018, and the senior writer of the film documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment."

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