Harrowgate: Get Your Motor Running- Reentry Roadblocks Lead To Transportation Innovation

Harrowgate: Get Your Motor Running- Reentry Roadblocks Lead To Transportation Innovation

Freddy Castro put himself into a tight spot. After a few brush-ups with the law he decided to go the straight and narrow. But trying to land a decent paying job with a criminal record is tough. And having no driver’s license can tie you up even tighter than handcuffs. “I was interviewing for a […]

 By Liam McKenna and Kenny Thapoung

Hunting Park: Bike Shop Provides Convenience to Community

Hunting Park: Bike Shop Provides Convenience to Community

Simple Cycle, located at 4455 N. Sixth St., offers the community affordable used bikes to cruise through the neighborhood streets and around the 87 acres of open space in Hunting Park. Shop owner Daniel Helms said he based his organization on his passion for bicycles and his devotion to his religion – primarily the service […]

 By Eliot Shorr-Parks

Ridge Avenue: New Bike Lane Should Ease Traffic Headache

Ridge Avenue: New Bike Lane Should Ease Traffic Headache

Residents living along Ridge Avenue in East Falls enjoy the benefit of being only a block away from scenic Kelly Drive. This route along the Schuylkill River Kelly is run on, biked on and even roller-bladed on by more than 15,000 people per month, making it one of the most popular destinations in the city […]

 

Fishtown: The Bicycle Stable Still Open After 10 Years

Fishtown: The Bicycle Stable Still Open After 10 Years

The Bicycle Stable has been a full-service shop for over 10 years in Fishtown. With the rise in gas prices, owner Chaz Vlastis discussed how much a difference it has made on his shop. “It has made some difference but I’m not quite sure how much. It’s really hard to say how much gas prices […]