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Take Action – Ask For Your NJ Counties to Set Aside Money For Circuit Trails

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), our local metropolitan planning organization that distributes regional transportation funding, has announced a 30-day public comment period for receiving public feedback on the draft New Jersey Transportation Improvement Program (NJTIP) Fiscal Year 2018-2021. The NJTIP is a regional transportation capital budget and provides details on how federal and state funding will […]

Federal and State Governments Attack Local Transportation Funds

In the federal government’s latest attack on local control, Republican Representative Rob Woodall recently introduced—and passed—and amendment that makes it harder for cities and towns to build transportation infrastructure. Woodall’s Amendment allows states to rescind unobligated transportation funding from local governments. Why’s this matter? Because local municipalities are granted a certain portion of funds for […]

Take Action: PA Trails Funding Under Threat

It’s been widely reported that the Commonwealth’s budget for the next fiscal year remains unresolved, without a revenue plan in place to fund the current fiscal year and address a budget shortfall. A number of options are being considered to shore up the budget gap including severance taxes on fracking. One of the current revenue packages […]

Ask County Officials to Dedicate Funds for New Jersey Circuit Trails

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), our local metropolitan planning organization that distributes regional transportation funding, has announced a 30-day public comment period for receiving public feedback on the draft New Jersey Transportation Improvement Program (NJTIP) Fiscal Year 2018-2021.  The NJTIP is a regional transportation capital budget and provides details on how federal and state […]

Update: Central PA Cyclists Gather to Demand Justice, Safety after Vehicular Assault

As we helped promote in a previous blog post, on Monday July 31st, a large group of cyclists gathered at a South Londonderry Township intersection where members of the Harrisburg Cycling Club were assaulted by a motorist who swerved into them on an otherwise empty road. The event, which was widely covered by local news […]

Action Alert, Central PA: Keeping the Spotlight on Efforts to Find Hit-and-Run Motorist

Members and community supporters of the Huntington Bike Club (HBC) will converge tonight at 7pm at the site of a recent hit-and-run crash in Central PA. An investigation is under way, but it appears that the motorist intentionally swerved into a group of cyclists on an otherwise empty road, putting one in serious condition at a local hospital, and […]

Time to Comment on Proposed Protected Bike Lane for Lombard/27th/South

As Mayor Kenney promised during his 2015 campaign, the City of Philadelphia is working to install 30 miles of protected bike lanes throughout the City.  More than 200 people attended last night’s public listening session about the City’s proposal to convert the paint buffered bike lanes on Lombard, 27th and South Streets into protected bike lanes. Lots of voices […]

We Need Volunteers. You Need Free Beer

As we’ve been promoting recently, the Bikes & Beers is coming to the area on July 8th, and one of our favorite breweries is the host: Flying Fish. We must not have done a great job of promoting the fact that we need volunteers for the event, because we usually have more than we can […]

Vision Zero 2017: Safety Projects Across Philadelphia

Editor’s note: The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision zero 2017 Conference was March 1. We will be summarizing the conference’s panels on this blog. The second panel session of the Vision Zero conference, Safety in Motion: Safety Projects Across Philadelphia, dealt with the current and future safety initiative of four key Philadelphia agencies, the […]

Michael Carroll to Head oTIS

The city announced earlier today that Michael Carroll will step in as Deputy Managing Director for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems. As Deputy Managing Director for the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, Carroll will oversee the Streets Department, including the Office of Complete Streets. The position has been vacant since Clarena Tolson left in the […]

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