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Dilworth Park LED Billboard Running Bike Nice Campaign

Everyone has a role to play in making our streets safer, and at the Bicycle Coalition, we feel we have a unique opportunity to both inform all road users of the laws of the road—and to make sure we’re representing bicyclists in this effort. That’s why for the second year in a row we have […]

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 […]

South/Lombard/27th Streets Protected Bike Lane Meeting Tonight

The City of Philadelphia is proposing that the buffered bike lanes on Lombard, 27th and South Streets be converted into protected bike lanes.  Tonight, there is a Public Listening Session for the neighbors and those use the streets for transportation.  Please attend this meeting to hear what the City is considering and to voice your […]

Reader Response #2: Speed bumps

Editor’s note: As cyclists, we understand there are some people who don’t like us, no matter what. Maybe they had a bad experience with a person on a bike at some point, maybe they don’t think we belong on the roads. Whatever the case, those people send me emails and comments based on stuff I write […]

Protected Bike Lane Explainer For 7/17 Meeting

After obtaining the necessary funding, the City of Philadelphia is committed to making streets safer for pedestrians, people who ride bicycles, and people who drive motor vehicles, by upgrading buffered bike lanes to protected bike lanes. Some specific lanes have been proposed for Lombard and South Streets in a small section of Southwestern Philadelphia. Once […]

False Claims Ahead of Protected Bike Lane Meeting. Again.

Editorial Note: Center City Residents Association made it clear to us in an email received this afternoon that the flyers in question were not created by CCRA, they were not approved by CCRA, and they were not handed out by anyone acting on the authority of CCRA.   In anticipation of a July 17 meeting to discuss protected […]

Volunteer, or Sign up for, the Flyers Charity Classic!

Brad Marsh, a defenseman with the Flyers from 1981 to 1988, was one of the last players not to wear a helmet in the NHL. But he’s an advocate for cycling in Philadelphia today — and he even wears a helmet on his rides. In addition to his duties as President of the Flyers Alumni Association […]

Reader Response #1: Parking and Data

As cyclists, we understand there are some people who don’t like us, no matter what. Maybe they had a bad experience with a person on a bike at some point, maybe they don’t think we belong on the roads. Whatever the case, those people send me emails and comments based on stuff I write on our […]

PA Multi-Modal Transportation Fund Deadline Looms

The deadline for applications to the PA Multi-Modal Transportation Fund is July 31st. Funding, which ranges from $100k to $3 million, is available for projects in “development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets…” as well as “streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.” For more information on the fund […]

Survey: Majority Support Traffic Calming Measures on JFK and Market

Tragically, the passing of transportation advocate Peter Javsicas on JFK Boulevard earlier this month has brought a previously-delayed plan for JFK and Market Streets in Center City back to the forefront. Former PenTrans executive director Peter Javsicas was fatally struck on June 14 by a motor vehicle that drove up on the sidewalk at 16th and […]

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