Protected Bike Lane Network Gets A Helping Hand

 

A grant awarded by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) announced last week will add to Philadelphia network of protected bike lanes. | Photo: Plan Philly

A grant awarded by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) announced last week will add to Philadelphia network of protected bike lanes. | Photo: PlanPhilly

  • PlanPhilly reported last week that $7.6 million in federal Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) money has been awarded to 11 area projects, including: “lighting for the Manayunk Bridge trail, new trail segment construction, pedestrian safety programs aimed at school children, and bicycle infrastructure improvements;” specifically $300,000 of that is reserved for extending the city’s underdeveloped network of protected bike lanes.
  • Take a look at the Artblog’s recent “Art Safari” to alternative galleries Vox Populi, Savery Gallery, and Space 1026 from earlier this month. Students from the Barnes Foundation “saw sundry exhibitions covering topics as multifarious as: romantic love, the quest for citizenship, astrobiology, anarchist philosophy, and the intersection of feminism and shamanism.”
  • CBS Philly notes the community installation of a new mural at Trenton Avenue & East Dauphin Street this Saturday. Brad Carney, who with Jeffro Kilpatrick was commissioned to design the mural last year, explains that their aim was less about inspiring the Kensington community as it was in congratulating it. “It’s already a great community. So we’re just reflecting the greatness that’s already here,” said Carney. “We’re not trying to make it better by a mural, it’s like a ‘thank you for being great, everybody. You’re doing a great job. Keep going.’”
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