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Join Us For ‘Learning From Copenhagen’ on Dec. 4

  As you may recall, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Executive Director traveled with the City of Philadelphia to Copenhagen on a study tour in 2016. She learned a lot! Well, in early October, Philadelphia officials traveled once again to Copenhagen with the Knight Foundation to learn about best practices in planning accessible, connected cities […]

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West Chestnut Street Bike Lane Means Better, More, Cyclists

By Kyle Hearing In an effort to understand the impact of the West Chestnut Street parking-protected bike lane, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has been busy collecting data. Two sets of recent bike counts gathered data on bicyclist behavior before and after the lane was installed, while an online survey was used to learn more about what […]

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Founder of Helmet Company AnneeLondon Makes Forbes ’30 Under 30’

Philly-based entrepreneur Rachel Benyola has been named to Forbes’ ’30 Under 30’ list for 2018. Benyola was chosen for her innovation in the bicycling industry. Through her company AnneeLondon, she’s been working on a new collapsible bicycle helmet. The product is not available for purchase, yet. But it will be soon. According to a recent […]

These Bike Lanes Need to be Restriped ASAP

Philadelphians are concerned about the condition of our city’s streets, and so is the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. That’s why we’re continuing to advocate for the restriping of important city bike lanes before winter sets in.  While we want every bike lane on our Faded Bike Lane map to be restriped, we’ve put together a list […]

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Federal Tax Bill Kills Bicycle Commuter Benefit

Incredibly, the latest version of a federal new tax bill would eliminate the Bicycle Commuting Benefit. The Bicycle Commuter Benefit was created in 2009 as a way to encourage more people to commute by bicycle — and more businesses to encourage their employees to do so. It does so by allowing any employer to provide […]

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Residents Survey: Better Streets Among Top Concerns for Philadelphians

According to the City of Philadelphia’s 2016-2017 Philadelphia Resident Survey Report, street conditions rank as one of the top concerning issues for residents of the city. Streets repairs and cleaning were of the utmost concern to city residents, with 49 percent saying street repairs were poor in the city, and 56 percent saying lack of […]

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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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Wissahickon Gateway Project Update

  The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) and its engineering partner Michael Baker held a community meeting in East Falls last week to get feedback about plans to upgrade the Wissahickon Transportation Center, redevelop parcels between it and the movie theater, and create a new segment of the Schuylkill River Trail along the waterfront, and other […]

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Bicycle Coalition Hands Out 450 Bike Lights in South Philadelphia

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, our partners, and volunteers, handed out 450 bike lights on Monday night to cyclists in South Philadelphia. Coalition staffers and volunteers were out at 4th and Snyder, and 21st and Christian, for our annual bike light giveaway, held every year the week after Daylight Savings Time ends.

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.

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