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Study Shows Cyclists and Motorists Break Law at Same Rate, So Why the Anti-Cyclist Angst?

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is dedicated to creating a safer Philadelphia region for all road users. That’s why we introduced Vision Zero to the city’s mayoral candidates in 2015, and why, in 2018 we continue promoting infrastructure and education changes that we believe will eventually lead to zero traffic deaths. That said, there […]

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Join Us For ‘Learning From Copenhagen’ on Dec. 4

  As you may recall, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Executive Director traveled with the City of Philadelphia to Copenhagen on a study tour in 2016. She learned a lot! Well, in early October, Philadelphia officials traveled once again to Copenhagen with the Knight Foundation to learn about best practices in planning accessible, connected cities […]

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Federal Tax Bill Kills Bicycle Commuter Benefit

Incredibly, the latest version of a federal new tax bill would eliminate the Bicycle Commuting Benefit. The Bicycle Commuter Benefit was created in 2009 as a way to encourage more people to commute by bicycle — and more businesses to encourage their employees to do so. It does so by allowing any employer to provide […]

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NACTO 2017 Showcases Progress in Chicago

  Thanks to a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, I was able to attend the NACTO 2017 Conference in Chicago from October 30-November 2 in Chicago. NACTO or the National Association of City Transportation Officials. The City of Philadelphia is a founding member city of NACTO and was well represented by Streets Department Engineering Manager Vadim Fleysh along with Mike […]

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Bike League: Pennsylvania Making ‘Moderate, Incremental Progress’

Today, the League of American Bicyclists (League) released its 2017 Bicycle Friendly State ranking. This is the League’s 9th Bicycle Friendly State rank and first since 2015. Pennsylvania was ranked as the 12th Most Bicycle Friendly State. The full report of how the League came to rank Pennsylvania 12th—and 5th on the East Coast—is available […]

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 […]

Update: Central PA Cyclists Gather to Demand Justice, Safety after Vehicular Assault

As we helped promote in a previous blog post, on Monday July 31st, a large group of cyclists gathered at a South Londonderry Township intersection where members of the Harrisburg Cycling Club were assaulted by a motorist who swerved into them on an otherwise empty road. The event, which was widely covered by local news […]

Action Alert, Central PA: Keeping the Spotlight on Efforts to Find Hit-and-Run Motorist

Members and community supporters of the Huntington Bike Club (HBC) will converge tonight at 7pm at the site of a recent hit-and-run crash in Central PA. An investigation is under way, but it appears that the motorist intentionally swerved into a group of cyclists on an otherwise empty road, putting one in serious condition at a local hospital, and […]

DVRPC: More Money for Circuit Trails

This morning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board meeting, we learned that our advocacy to secure more dedicated funding for Circuit Trails in New Jersey is beginning to bear fruit.  Along with other members of the Circuit Coalition, the Bicycle Coalition has been advocating for the counties to expend some of their own […]

Taking Your Bike On Amtrak? Sign Up For This Webinar

Caron Whitaker, a consultant with the League of American Bicyclists will be hosting a webinar with speakers from Amtrak and Adventure Cycling Association to speak about Railroad’s current bike services and facilities, the Amtrak Bike working group, and plans for the future. There will also be plenty of time for questions and answers, so sign […]

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