August 5, 1988 |
Two Camden men were treated at a hospital for minor injuries yesterday after each was attacked, in separate incidents, by a group of youths on bicycles, Camden police said. Investigators said both incidents occurred in South Camden within an hour of each other and about a mile apart. Robbery appeared to be the motive in each case, and investigators are trying to determine whether the incidents are related, authorities said. Harry Booker, 40, of the 800 block of Chelton Terrace, was found at 1:25 a.m. by Patrolman Michael Hall, at the scene of the attack at the corner of Broadway and Royden Street.
September 30, 1987 |
A suspect was arrested yesterday in what investigators referred to as the "yuppie bike burglaries": a series of thefts of mostly expensive bicycles committed principally in upscale neighborhoods. Police said that 51 bicycles were reported stolen since January in burglaries and sidewalk snatches in the Fairmount and Art Museum sections and in affluent areas of Spring Garden. In most cases, the bikes were expensive models, according to police. They estimated the total value at between $15,000 and $20,000.
July 30, 1986 |
Some of the typical scenarios go like this: Johnny comes home after a day of doing whatever an 11- or 12-year-old does, and tired or in a hurry for dinner leaves his bike unlocked in the driveway. The next morning, his bicycle is gone. Or he goes to a local store to buy candy or play a video game and, thinking he will be inside only a short while, leaves his bike unsecured. When he comes out, bingo, it is gone. Maybe Johnny rides his bike to a shopping mall with friends. In a hurry to get inside, he thoughtlessly shoves his bike into the rack.
May 30, 2015
ISSUE | SAFETY Register bicycles An Inquirer photo on Sunday of cyclists riding on a ramp near the Schuylkill told a lot about cyclists. Despite signs clearly stating that cyclists should walk their bikes on the ramp, two of three bikers shown are riding and only one is walking. That is about the rate of compliance with rules throughout the city. When I ask bus, taxi, and truck drivers what's most annoying and dangerous about driving in the city, without exception they answer bicycles.
December 8, 2010 |
There was an early holiday present for 12,400 Ikea employees in the United States Tuesday morning. Bicycles for all. The brand was not disclosed, nor the cost - after all, it is a gift - but the bicycles were made specifically for Ikea employees, to thank them for "great results and great team work," said company spokeswoman Mona Liss. "It has been a good year for Ikea US (and Ikea Global as well)," Liss wrote in an e-mail. Ikea's U.S. headquarters is in Conshohocken.
November 6, 2015 |
SOMEONE MAY HAVE taught these kids how to ride bicycles, but they sure didn't teach them how to treat women - or how to obey the law. According to police, on five occasions from Oct. 21 to Nov. 2, groups of teen boys have groped grown women as they rode past them on bicycles. And those are only the reported incidents. Cops said many more women are posting about similar encounters on social media but are not alerting police. Three of the assaults happened along the Schuylkill River Trail, between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and South Street; the others happened in University City and Old City, police said.
October 17, 1986 |
Into the night a curious little man on a French-made bicycle pedals along the narrow back streets of Center City. Behind him trails an odd sort of cart fashioned from a bed frame, wire baskets and the front wheels of a child's bike. A pack of teen-agers snickers as he passes. A herd of well-dressed party animals turns and stares at the strange assemblage of man and machine that homes creaking into view. Unperturbed, Timothy Arthur Collins pedals on. "I get looks," he says softly, as he turns onto Ranstead, a shadowy alley of a street that runs behind Center Square, across from City Hall.
November 13, 1986 |
Riding a bicycle along West River Drive and Kelly Drive in rush hour has become illegal - sort of. The Fairmount Park Commission yesterday adopted a policy to ban the bike in drive time along the two main drags that flank the Schuylkill. The rule also outlaws all biking along Lincoln Drive below Rittenhouse Street. But how and when the new bike rule will be enforced - or even posted on roadside signs - is unclear. "The degree to which it will be enforced depends on coordination with the police and the Streets Department," Alexander "Pete" Hoskins, executive director of the parks commission, said after the meeting.
July 14, 1991 |
Remember when your parents warned you not to leave your bicycle outside overnight because someone might steal it? Maybe you were one of the lucky ones, but even in the best neighborhoods, bicycles disappear, never to be seen again. In Ridley Park, however, 22 orphaned bicycles have turned up. Temporarily, the basement of Borough Hall is storing 22 bicycles that need homes. Owners who have been separated from their bicycles can stop by during weekday business hours to see whether their bicycles are among the unclaimed.
March 10, 1990 |
Stretched out in rows in the yard behind the auction gallery, like so many steel and rubber carcasses, the vintage bicycles seemed to mock the names their manufacturers gave them: Speedway Special, Fire Bolt, Slinger, Silver Jet, Speed Champ. The bicycles are testimony to the changes that have swept the world. No ten-speeders these, with pencil-thin tires and frames so light that they can be picked up with one hand. These are the bicycles of the gas-guzzler automotive era, streamlined but heavy with balloon tires, coil-spring frames and mud guards that make you think of tail fins.