PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Let’s Go Ride a Bike

bikeThe Borough Council discussed the potential Allen Street bike path last night.  Will the idea become a reality?  Well, they only decided to continue the discussion.

“Bicycle-watchers” monitored bike traffic between 7 am and 6 pm on a number of streets for several months before deciding on Allen Street and Waupelani Drive for the proposed path.

To create space for the bike path, the borough would subsequently remove on-street parking spaces.  (Think production possibilities curve: bicycle lanes vs. parking spaces).

According to the Centre Daily Times, many folks with homes and businesses near the proposed bike lanes seem irritated at the potential loss of handy parking spaces.

In the words of Scott Barbara, a resident of Allen Street, “I’m just waiting for a bike to get crushed… This borough is just catering to bicyclists.”

Don’t expect to see Mr. Barbara at Webster’s anytime soon.

Bicyclists need to feel safe on the road, and a bike path would accomplish that goal.  We have constructed modern America to satisfy automobiles.  Where can we park our cars?  How fast can we drive our cars from here to there?  How can we make driving a more pleasant experience?

Why cars?  Why not bikes?  Interstate travel aside, let’s use our muscle power to get from here to there.  Let’s refashion our society away from the automobile and towards the bicycle.  At the least, we can build a couple bike paths.


Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author


Other posts by Andy

Fundraiser Benefits Indian Orphans

Interested in food, music, and a good cause? Come to the HOINA Spaghetti Dinner tomorrow evening to satisfy these three interests and more.

The price of $7 includes dinner, dessert, and live instrumental music, ranging from a viola quartet to traditional Indian kirtans.

Homes of the Indian Nation (HOINA) is a nonprofit organization which runs an orphanage and school in Andhra Pradesh, India. All proceeds from the fundraiser will directly benefit the orphans themselves.

Learn more about the event after the jump.

Fourth Annual Earth Hour

Chiddy Bang Performing Soon

‘Tim’s Law’ Anti-Hazing Bill Approved By PA Senate, On To Governor Wolf’s Desk

“Tim’s Law,” the Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law, was approved by the Pennsylvania Senate Monday. The legislation is named after Tim Piazza, who died following a hazing ritual at the on-campus Beta Theta Pi fraternity house in February 2017.  Now that it’s been passed by both Pennsylvania’s Senate and House of Representatives, the bill will move […]

Penn State Fan Receives Kidney From Ohio State Fan

“I’ll have a scarlet kidney but a heart that beats blue and white.”

Send this to a friend