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Reader Response: On the West Chestnut Street Protected Bike Lane

Since its installation this summer, the West Chestnut Street parking-protected bike lane has been a huge success. People who ride bikes in, out, and through, West Philadelphia have been using the lane with relative ease, and the lane has successfully calmed traffic on what has historically been one of Philadelphia’s most crash-prone stretches of street. […]

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Reader Response #4: The 85th Percentile Speed Rationale is Archaic

Let’s say you’re a parent, and you have five kids. Then, let’s say four of those five kids tells you their favorite food is Oreo cookies. The fifth kid says they like grilled chicken, kale, carrots, and fruit. Would you put all your kids on a strict diet of nothing but Oreos? Probably not. And would […]

Reader Response #3: Yep, Bicyclists Pay For Roads

On June 16, Kim commented on a comment on this blog, noting, “Cars pay for roads, you obviously do not.” Kim’s not the only person to make this argument. It happens a lot. It goes like this, usually: people who ride bikes don’t pay gas taxes or vehicle registration or tolls, so they shouldn’t get […]

Reader Response #2: Speed bumps

Editor’s note: As cyclists, we understand there are some people who don’t like us, no matter what. Maybe they had a bad experience with a person on a bike at some point, maybe they don’t think we belong on the roads. Whatever the case, those people send me emails and comments based on stuff I write […]

Reader Response #1: Parking and Data

As cyclists, we understand there are some people who don’t like us, no matter what. Maybe they had a bad experience with a person on a bike at some point, maybe they don’t think we belong on the roads. Whatever the case, those people send me emails and comments based on stuff I write on our […]

Here is the Chestnut Street Bike Detour – Beginning in 2019

Due to construction on the Chestnut Street Bridge, those traveling east on the West Chestnut Street protected bike lane will have to follow a detour beginning in early 2019. There will also be nighttime closings on the Schuylkill river trail on the chestnut street bridge, 10pm-5am.

Truck Side Guard Laws: How Other Cities Do It

Two weeks ago, following the tragic crash that took the life of Emily Fredricks, we explored the idea of requiring large trucks to install side guards and convex mirrors to prevent people on foot or bicycle from being caught in the undercarriage of those vehicles. As part of our 7 Demands to the City of Philadelphia, we […]

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State Government Bills to Watch: HB 1187 (Speed Cameras)

Editor’s Note: There are several bills in the State Legislature the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will be advocating for when legislative sessions begin again in the fall. We will be updating this blog routinely with information on the bills. We will let you know how you can help get these bills passed. The Bicycle […]