Nutter Creates Bike Advocacy Task Force

 

“Mayor Michael Nutter signs an Executive Order creating the Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board” |Photo: Katya Botwinick, for NewsWorks

“Mayor Michael Nutter signs an Executive Order creating the Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board” |Photo: Katya Botwinick, for NewsWorks

  • In a bid to increase Philadelphia’s commuter and professional biking cred, Mayor Nutter issued an executive order yesterday forming a 14-member Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board, reports NewsWorks. According to his office, it will “advise the Mayor on ways to promote bicycling among Philadelphians and on public policies that effect cyclists; foster volunteer efforts that promote cycling and maintain cycling trails; encourage private sector support of cycling, especially among Philadelphia employers; and promote national and international races in Philadelphia to attract the most elite cyclists to compete in the city.”
  • On the northeast corner of Clark Park, at 43rd & Baltimore, a group of entrepreneurs is planning to expand the former Best House Pizza shop into an upscale pizzeria, says the University City Review. Addressing community concerns over the possible noise issues to be had with another story for the dining hall, the project’s lawyer, Tony Forte, explains that the team hopes to “upgrade the restaurant space, make it more a community space and the kind of place that really fits into this corridor.”
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