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BICYCLE COALITION: Volunteer training, bridges that open and close, and a new look


Editor's note: This is presented as part of a content partnership with The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia gets a new look this week, with an updated (and awfully sharp, in our opinion) logo as part of its 40th anniversary. It has never been easier to be a part of the Bicycle Coalition's efforts. The organization is holding an outreach training on Wednesday (April 4) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at its office at 1500 Walnut St. (Suite 305) in Philadelphia. The Bicycle Coalition is looking for volunteers willing to help man tables at events this summer, like the Kensington Sculpture Derby, and conduct street outreach. RSVP here (steve@bicyclecoalition.org) or call 215-399-1598 (x707).
 
Walnut Lane Bridge Rehab Q&A
The mighty Walnut Lane Bridge stands tall over the Wissahickon, but will soon undergo rehab. PennDOT is hosting a public meeting to answer questions, collect comments and hear concerns that will help inform the project. The Q&A session is set for Thursday (April 5) from 5-7:30 p.m. at Kendrick Recreation Center (5822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia).
 
Speaking of Bridges
The Ben Franklin Bridge's South Walkway reopened on Monday to the public. Walkway hours are 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, weather permitting. The north walkway will now be closed to the public.
 
Philly Public Art Bike Tour
If you're interested in the guided Public Art Bike Tours in Fairmount Park on April 14 and 29, you're not alone. The more challenging, 10-mile rides are all booked, but you can email here (cmartin@fpaa.org) to be added to the wait list. Sufficient demand may lead to another day of tours in May.
 
There is still availability for a family-friendly, 4-mile loop slated for April 29 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. All tours begin at the Iroquois Sculpture at 24th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. and end at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
 
THE BICYCLE COALITION OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA has been making the region a better place to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach since 1972. The nonprofit, membership organization's programs include Bike Philly, the Bicycle Ambassadors, Safe Routes Philly, the Complete the Schuylkill River Trail campaign, and Neighborhood Bike Works (now an independent organization). Follow the Bicycle Coalition on Facebook, Twitter, and on their blog.

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