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Chester Creek Trail Opening Ceremony

The Chester Creek Trail in Delaware County is opening! The opening announcement will be made at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the 1.5-mile marker on the Chester Creek Trail, with an access point to the ceremony located adjacent to the Mills at Glen Riddle (300 Pennell Road, Media, PA 19063). Parking for […]

Over 70 People Attend First Bike Chester County Public Meeting

Note: This article is cross-posted from Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia affiliate group Bike Chester County. On Thursday evening, March 23rd, over 70 people attended Bike Chester County’s first public meeting to hear about bicycle and pedestrian projects in Chester County.  Greg Krykewycz, Associate Director of Transportation, and Sarah Moran, Transportation Planner, at the Delaware […]

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 […]

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 […]

West Chester Dips Their Toes Into Bike Infrastructure

The Borough of West Chester took a small, small step to raise the awareness of bicycling by installing a sharrow on S. Church St, which runs parallel to the busy S. High St (Business 202). Both streets connect Downtown with the West Chester University South Campus. Ironically, South High St. was the first challenge to […]

Bicycle Coalition in the 80s: Fight To Preserve Your Rights

After forming and getting a few wins under our belt throughout the 1970s, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia spent much of the 1980s preserving bicyclists’ rights against Not In My Backyard government oversteps. These efforts were generally successful and the Coalition additionally found time to publish official bike calendars and maps, create an official […]

‘PennDOT Connects’ will gather input before transportation projects

Good news, everyone: PennDOT has been listening to advocates around the state, including the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and will start collaborating earlier with local municipalities on transportation projects that have yet to be designed. What that means: PennDOT will no longer decide on transportation projects without asking, say, local cyclists if they think a bike […]

Help needed to create new MontCo Bike Mobility Plan

Calling all Montgomery County cyclists: we need your help. In early July, Montgomery County received a $30,000 Transportation and Community Development Initiative grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) in order to create an entirely new Bicycle Mobility Plan, Bike Montco. More recently, the county has created an interactive online map for cyclists […]

Princeton’s Bike Share Program Shows That Small Places Can Do It Too

It began in 2015 at a single location with the opening of the new Princeton Train Station (Dinky Line Shuttle),Princeton Bike Share is a joint project between Princeton University and the Municipality of Princeton. There are now 15 stations with nearly 100 bicycles in the system. The system is managed by Zagster. A bike share […]

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