Secure your bike

Marvin Saunders (left), Marisa Wiker (right)

Marvin Saunders (left), Marisa Wiker (right) and their Neighborhood Bike Works colleagues spent much of August making bicycling to Penn safer. The University City bicycling group provided the staff for a valet bike parking area, a pilot project co-sponsored by the Wharton School and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP). Parker Snowe, associate director of international programs in the Wharton Graduate Division and president of the BCGP, said that response to the pilot was so strong—anywhere from 50 to 60 bicyclists per day used the lot during a slow summer month—that funding is being sought to create a permanent secure bike parking facility.

Photo by Sandy Smith

Originally published on September 4, 2003