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BICYCLE COALITION: Is Kelly Drive trail path ready for four-wheel surreys?

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

More bikes will be available for rent in Center City
thanks to a new partnership between Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Wheel Fun, a national franchise that specializes in hourly rentals.
Wheel Fun's location in JFK Plaza (Love Park) will open in time for Bike to Work Day (May 18) and be open on weekends until Memorial Day from 9 a.m.-dusk and thereafter daily from 9 a.m.-dusk through the fall.
Beyond bikes and tandems, Wheel Fun also rents surreys, or quadracycles -- the kind of four-wheel rides you might see on the boardwalk down the shore -- and double recumbents, . Surreys are restricted to an out-and-back route from Italian Fountain Circle to the Girard Ave. Bridge, but there are definite questions on whether they can co-exist with other users of the narrow, multi-use trail.
According to the Bicycle Coalition: "With or without surreys, conflicts on the Kelly Drive path are a compelling enough argument for relieving trail congestion by improving the bridge link to the Martin Luther King Drive trail."
Bike PHL Challenge rolls out today 
Starting May 1, Philadelphia has the chance to show the rest of the country how much it gets around by bike. 
Last summer, Philadelphia logged 150,000 miles riding to and from work. It's easy for you and your friends to get involved and get the chance to win new bicycles. 
Registration is open here. Log your miles through Endomondo's website or any free smartphone app. FAQs are here.
The Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities is offering 10 in-street bike corrals to interested city businesses. The corrals, introduced by the Bicycle Coalition to the city last September, turns one car parking spot into 14 bicycle parking spots.
Application process is open and runs until May 30.
Safe Routes Philly is offering a contest to Philadelphia students in grades 2-6 to create a poster that answers the question: Why do I ride a bike? 
Winners will be chosen to participate in Philadelphia Bike to Work day on May 18 with Mayor Nutter.
This summer, the Philadelphia Streets Department will remove abandoned bikes from Center City and surrounding areas, and the City has opened the 311 call center to collect relevant info. 
Abandoned bikes have missing or damaged parts, are in unusable condition and have been locked at the same location for more than a month.

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 FacebookTwitter, and on their blog.

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