Richard Gubish is our hero

Two weeks ago, a car rear-ended a bicyclist in Bethlehem, PA.  And then attempted to speed off without stopping to help the bicyclist.

Unfortunately for the hit-and-run motorist, though, Richard Gubish, Jr, a quick-thinking bus driver with the Lehigh and Northampton Transit Authority (LANTA), was right ahead of the bicyclist and maneuvering his LANTA bus blocking the hit-and-runners’ attempted escape.

Oh, and did we mention that it was all caught on videotape?

As someone who’s been rear-ended by a motorist while on my bicycle and, as a guy who doesn’t hesitate to give bus drivers their due, kudos, Richard.



We interrupt this SEPTA blog to bring you important bike news


This is a SEPTA blog.  We know that.  But occasionally, something so exciting comes along that we’ve just got to step aside for a hot minute and let you know about some other things.

If you’ve ever rode your bicycle over the beautiful Benjamin Franklin bridge, you know this feeling.  It’s a great ride with great views and you’re coming down on the Camden side and you see the stadium and then you have to stop.  And get off your bike.  And put it on your shoulder.  And walk down two flights of stairs.  It makes no sense.

The Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition reports last week that after years of advocacy, this may all be changing.

[T]he Delaware River Port Authority Finance Committee voted unanimously to approve the designation of $350,000 to design a ramp for walkers and cyclists on the Camden side of the South Walkway of the Ben Franklin Bridge. This ramp will replace the current treacherous three story stair tower.

Stay tuned for more information.  And now back to your regularly scheduled SEPTA news.

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