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Bicycle Coalition in the 2010s: Openings

With the momentum gained in the 2000s, the Bicycle Coalition has forged ahead the past 7 years to achieve great milestones for the biking community. Finally recognized as a major player in city transportation, biking has increased by 260% between 2005 and 2013 thanks to the efforts of the Coalition and the support from the […]

American Street Bike Lane Ordinance Introduced

An ordinance for a federally-funded improvement project on American Street was introduced in City Council on Thursday, paving the way for Philadelphia’s first raised protected bike lane.

Q&A: Stephanie Ford of Pedal Posse Divas

When Stephanie Ford decided to join a bicycle club a few years back, she assumed it would be a good way to meet people and get some exercise. And it was. But the group she joined wasn’t for her. For one, she says, she couldn’t keep up. It was her first 25-mile bike ride, and […]

Bicycle Coalition in the 2000s: A Seat at the Table

Remember the 2000s? Dane Cook? Razor scooters? Freedom Fries? Well, we remember. And in the 2000s we weren’t really thinking about Bro Comedy and ways to clog-our-arteries-while-being-passive-aggressive-toward-an-entire-country so much as we were a citywide bicycle action plan. At Mayor John Street’s request, we put our minds together for an official Philadelphia Bicycle Action Plan, which would […]

Congress Should Save TIGER Grants

Federal funding is incredibly important to the city for transit, traffic control and signals, pavement resurfacing, safe routes to school and bicycle/pedestrian facilities and, honestly for the city and state’s tourism. But the most recent federal budget “blueprint” proposal from the President would make massive cuts to transportation infrastructure spending, and completely do away with […]

Chestnut Street Protected Bike Lane Announced. How We Got Here

Perhaps the most breaking of news to come out of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Conference 2017 was Philadelphia’s Bike/Ped Coordinator Jeannette Brugger announcing a protected bike lane coming to West Chestnut Street. This is a project the Bicycle Coalition has been working on for since 2011. And while it hasn’t actually […]

Philly’s First Raised Protected Bike Lane Will Be on American Street

After lots of behind-the-scenes (and in front of the scenes) debate and bickering, American Street will finally get its protected bike lane, Plan Philly noted in a story published today. As noted in the article by Jim Saksa, The bike lane will be a raised lane with a sloping curb—the first such protected bike lane […]

PSA: 30th Street Station Bike Racks Temporarily Moved

The bike racks on the 29th Street side of 30th Street Station have been removed. But not to worry: They’re still at the station. Due to ongoing work on 30th Street Station’s facade, Amtrak recently moved the racks located on the 29th Street side of the station. Some of the racks have been placed further […]

SEPTA adds more bicycle parking

As bicycle ridership continues to rise in Philly, as does the need to accommodate the growing number of bicycles Philadelphians park so they can go and do their thing. SEPTA recently announced plans to expand their current underground bicycle parking at the Tasker-Morris Station along the Broad Street Line from six U-racks to 16. The […]

Bike Shops That Rock: Kayuh Bicycles

Kayuh Bicycles and Cafe opened in 2012 on 19th and Girard Avenue as both an affordable cafe and bike shop that provides full service repair and sells refurbished bicycles. The bike shop includes discounts for Coalition members and group rides around the city, and is currently holding a series of free repair clinics through April […]

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