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Councilwoman Blackwell Walks Back Bike Lane Ordinance Legislation

Opening the Vision Zero Conference on Saturday, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell announced that she would be not be advancing her anti-Vision Zero legislation, which would have made it harder and costlier for the city to upgrade existing bicycle infrastructure. Blackwell’s decision came, she said, after extended talks with Councilman Mark Squilla and the Bicycle Coalition’s Bob […]

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BREAKING: Kenney Announces Protected Bike Lanes on JFK, Market

Mayor Jim Kenney made news at the 2018 Vision Zero Philadelphia Conference on Saturday morning, when he announced a new bike lane pilot project through major Center City streets. Beginning this spring, JFK Boulevard and Market Street, in Center City, will be getting long-anticipated protected bike lanes Between 15th Street and 20th Street. The Bicycle […]

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Meet The Designer Behind Our New T-Shirts

This month is our Member Drive, and we’re celebrating by sharing the stories of a few of our supporters. This week, we’re highlighting Jeremie Rose from Philadelphia, who designed our beautiful new t-shirts! Jeremie’s designs were printed on super-soft t-shirts by our local print shop friends at Designer T’s in Cherry Hill, NJ. These shirts […]

Mayor’s Proposed Budget Ups Funding For Vision Zero

Reading budgets is not easy on the eyes or the brain. But we found some important nuggets in Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed FY19 budget related to better, safer streets, and we wanted to share those findings with you. The best find was on p. 268 of the Five Year (FY19-24) plan: the Mayor is proposing […]

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Circuit Wins Third TIGER Grant to Close Key Schuylkill River Trail Gap

  Yesterday, Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey announced that the Trump Administration had approved a $12 Million TIGER grant for the Christian to Crescent Connector. This bridge-like structure that will hug the eastern side of the Schuylkill River and connect the Schuylkill Banks trail that currently ends in the vicinity of Christian Street all […]

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Leonard’s Entirely Unscientific Ratings of Dockless Bikeshare Companies

While at the National Bike Summit, I had the opportunity to ride dockless bikeshare bikes from five different companies that are currently operating a pilot in Washington, DC: Mobike, Limebike, ofo, Spin, and Jump. I also took a few rides in DC’s traditional docked Capital Bikeshare as a source of reference. Here are my “findings”:  […]

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Member Profile: Kimberley

This month is our Member Drive, and we’re celebrating by sharing the stories of a few of our 3,000+ members. The following story comes from our member Kimberley from Narberth, PA. Feel compelled to share your own story? Email our Membership Coordinator, Ashley. As a cargo bicyclist with my two young daughters in tow, I’m […]

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ARLE Funds Recipients Announced

Hot off the presses: As also reported in PlanPhilly, Governor Wolf just announced today that 35 municipalities will receive funds from the Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) fund to improve traffic safety, including 22 in our PA region. The funding will support several projects that will make our roadways safer for cyclists and pedestrians in […]

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Our Response to Philadelphia Magazine’s ‘Traffic Apocalypse’

In their March issue, Philadelphia magazine published a first-person piece about motor vehicle gridlock, mostly using the company’s chief content and strategy officer’s personal commute as anecdotal evidence that Philadelphia is currently experiencing a “traffic apocalypse.” It used to take writer Tom McGrath “two, maybe three Tom Petty songs” to go 33 blocks through West […]

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Ben Franklin Bridge South Walkway Stairs Closing: How We Got Here

The Delaware River Port Authority has announced the closure tomorrow, February 22nd, for construction of an ADA Accessible ramp on the Ben Franklin Bridge in Camden, NJ. The project will take approximately 14 months and bikes and pedestrians will be detoured onto the north walkway during that time. From 1926 to 1950 the walkways on […]

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