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Thinking about using wikimapping to make PhillyMap more useful

Bicycle and Pedestrian planners, such as Toole Design Group, are using WikiMapping for crowdsourcing bikeshare location input, getting feedback on bike plans, and doing bike trail planning.  WikiMapping is a tool that can help me maintain PhillyMap data with as little effort as possible.  I just need to take the plunge, set up a project, […]
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Inspiration, New tools

What a better way to start the week than to watch videos by someone who inspires me. Bert Monroy, a hyper-realist artist, has great videos on lynda.com. Take a look at his incredible artwork. His philosophy is that he creates paintings that make him feel good. They don’t have to be perfect, but they help […]
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Perkiomen Trail North

I’ve ridden most trails in the region, and this is one of my favorites due to the variety of scenery. It passes by Spring Mountain ski slope, the Phila Folk Festival, playgrounds, Schwenksville, horse farms, summer cabins, old mills, etc. Green Lane Reservoir Park is worthy of a day trip itself. Perkiomen Trail and Single […]
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I like the Breezer Finesse

JT, the manager of  Breezer Bikes, loaned me a Breezer Finesse bike to try out. I’ve had it a couple of weeks, and I think it’s worth sharing my perceptions. I’ll start by reflecting on what I’ve told people in person. Here’s what I’ve said to people: “You’ve got to try out this bike” “It’s […]
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Thank you!

I have so much to write about, and this is the really busy season for me.  Thanks are in order. First, to Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and Earl Blumenauer.  I’m excited to see my Congresswoman team up with the esteemed Congressman from Portland, Oregon.  Below is a link of me with Congressman Blumenauer after we talked […]
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New Jersey Statewide Bicycle Route Map Project

Some good news.  Today on the New Jersey DOT website, it shows that the RBA Group was awarded the New Jersey Statewide Bicycle Route Map Project.  Because I’m part of this this team, I am very pleased about this result. I have wanted to map New Jersey for a long time.
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Wissahickon Walk

Saturday morning, I drove to Chestnut Hill and then biked over to Allen Lane Station.  From there, I met up with four other people and we walked through the snowing Wissahickon back to Chestnut Hill. Allen Lane Station to Chestnut Hill West Station
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Regional Trails Article

A map we designed for Pennsylvania Enivronmental Council and the Bicycle Coalition was part of a $23 million TIGER grant application that was awarded yesterday! Last night, Spencer Finch, at Pennsylvania Environmental Council, told me the Philadelphia Inquirer needed a map for an article.  I emailed the map to John Duchneskie at the Inquirer, and […]
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New York Events

On March 1, My daughter Jessica and I are going to my cousin’s presentation in New York City. Here’s a video of my cousin David with Matt Lauer from last summer during the Olympics. While I’m thinking of New York, I’ve got to register for the Five Borough Bike Ride this week.
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Better bike lane design

I guess we can always dream…
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