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I-95 Cap and Delaware Trail Updates

By Karen Thompson, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation You might know the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) as the organization that brought you ice skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Or maybe you’ve heard about a little place called Spruce Street Harbor Park, where DRWC brings the shore to Philly every summer. In addition to our seasonal […]

Lawrence Hopewell Trail Ribbon Cutting Brings it One Step Closer to Completion

On Friday, October 6, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation (LHT), cut the ribbon on the Kings Highway segment of the Trail. Named that because this trail segment crosses the historic Kings Highway, otherwise known as US 206. Like other recently built LHT segments, the trail features porous asphalt and other green streets infrastructure to reduce water […]

Routes: Manayunk to Conshohocken with Taylor Lashbrook

By SJ Punderson A speeding tractor trailer spooked Taylor Lashbrook from behind on Route 23 in Conshohocken on an otherwise peaceful September morning. Gravel crunched violently as the vehicle swooped by her. In all fairness, when I had agreed to join Lashbrook for her morning commute, she had warned me about that segment of her ride. “They […]

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House Bill 1657 (Curb Bill) Passes the House!

On Monday, October 2, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Passed House Bill 1657, which would amend Title 75 by allowing motor vehicle parking lanes to be outside a bike lane on state roads and projects. We first told you about House Bill 1657 — the “curb bill” — here. Currently, PennDOT-specific projects do not allow for […]

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Bike Kennett Hosts Ride to Support Street Planning Grant

Last weekend, Bike Kennett, a subsidiary of Bike Chester County (which is an affiliate of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia), hosted a ride to support a grant that would bring $1 million to the borough. The grant $1 million grant would complete a project that will connect the parks (Anson B Nixon and Pennock), […]

PENNDOT Pilot Bike Lane Projects Advance Towards Construction

Earlier this year, PENNDOT removed the Bicycle Occupancy Permit from its design manual. Instead of agreeing to the permit which local governments will need only provide a letter of request for the proposed bicycle lane that includes the necessary information for PennDOT to appropriately evaluate the request. After a review, a letter of approval will […]

Cyclist Struck and Critically Injured in KoP

From the Upper Merion Police Department’s Facebook page: Type of Incident: Bicycle Accident Incident Number: 17-20411 Date of Incident: 9-20-2017 On September 20, 2017 at 7:45 PM the Upper Merion Township Police were dispatched to a report of a bicycle crash at the intersection of First Avenue and Moore Road in the King of Prussia […]

Cyclist Struck and Killed by Rental Van at Suburban Street Rd. Intersection

A person on a bicycle was struck and killed yesterday at the intersection of Street Road and Central Avenue in Lower Southampton Township in Bucks County. He was hit by a rental van that turned left onto Central across his path, apparently during a signal change. 6ABC.com was live on the scene of the crash. Its coverage […]

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 […]

Transportation Funds Raid Still a Threat – Call, email your State Rep Today!

Things have not been going well for Pennsylvania’s budget. Unable to reach a consensus in the spring, the state Legislature recently returned to Harrisburg and some legislators, calling themselves the “Taxpayer Caucus,” came up with an idea to plug the budgetary hole: Raid money from the state’s transportation funds. The plan, based on a push we […]

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