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Learn About the Delaware River Trail

On October 4, the Bicycle Coalition will host our October Supporter Social at 1500 Walnut St., Suite 1100, with Karen Thompson, Planner/Project Manager of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. She’ll be talking about the Delaware River Trail, a portion of The Circuit, which will run from the Pier 70 shopping center in South Philadelphia to Sugarhouse Casino […]

Introducing a New Blog Series: Routes

By SJ Punderson For Philadelphia city official Jeannette Brugger, the toughest part of her day isn’t always the sort of city planning her job requires; it’s the hauling of her young daughter uphill on the back of her commuter bicycle on the way to daycare. Rich Laverty wasn’t sure how he could find time for […]

Bucks County Gets Onboard: Circuit Resolutions Update

  On September 6th, Bucks County became the 4th in our region to sign a resolution in support of constructing 500 miles of Circuit trails by 2025, joining Chester, Montgomery, and Camden. Since our last Circuit resolution update, we’ve had several municipalities sign on as well, including Mt. Holly, Cherry Hill, Conshohocken, East Goshen, Delran […]

Census: 2.2 Percent of Philadelphians Ride Bicycles to Work

On Thursday, the US Census Bureau released its 2016 1-year American Community Survey Data. The latest data shows that bicycling to work in Philadelphia remains at 2.2 percent or 14,379 people. That is virtually unchanged from 2015. The data continues to show that more men commute to work than women in Philadelphia, although that gap narrowed significantly in 2016. […]

Bills to Watch: HB 1646 (Vulnerable User Bill)

Earlier this year, Reps. Brett R. Miller and John Taylor introduced the “Vulnerable Highway User Protections” bill, which would increase the penalties for careless drivers who inflict bodily injury, or worse, on so-called vulnerable road users. Vulnerable road users, according to the bill’s language, are defined as pedestrians, bicyclists, people in wheelchairs, motorcyclists, skateboarders, horseback […]

Bills to Watch: HB 1684 (Cell Phone Ban)

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. Texting and […]

Bills to Watch: Senate Bill 788 (Curb Bill)

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. Protected bike […]

Volunteer Today for Bike Counts

It’s that time of year again! Time for Bike Counts. Our annual Bike Counts are critical to demonstrate the growth of our cycling community and support the Bicycle Coalition’s ongoing efforts to advocate for safer streets. You can help by volunteering to count – sign up for a 90 minute morning or afternoon time slot at the intersection of your choice and count cyclists […]

Spring Garden Striping To Take ‘At Least Another Week’

This is unfortunate: The bike lane striping on Spring Garden Street, east of Broad Street, is set to take “at least another week,” according to a representative at PennDOT. Spring Garden Street, through North Center City, was recently repaved and has begun to be restriped. However, restriping the bike lane has not been done quickly. […]

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 […]

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