Bicycle Policy

You wanna roll with me?

It's easy to forget our neighbor to the north. Canada, for all her natural splendors, is often overlooked for her urbanity. Less than 7 hours almost directly to the north of Philadelphia is Montréal, Canada's second largest city. Both the city and metro area of Montréal are nearly the same size as Philly: City of Montréal: 1.6 million vs 1.5 in Philly, metro area of Montréal: 3.8 vs 4 million in Philly. Both cities have also found themselves economically struggling in the last half century.


Many laws are enforced by the public either directly or indirectly by the threat of an observant public. People are deterred from committing an array of infractions for fear that wrongdoings will be observed by strangers and reported to authorities. Jane Jacobs called this phenomenon “Eyes on the Street,” and we regularly make decisions as city dwellers based on our safety and who will be able to assist us in a highly visible location versus one in the shadows.


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